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Term: Ecuador

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Area was inhabited by several Amerindian peoples; most early cultures were agrarian; established Caras kingdom with capital at Quito; conquered by the Incas of Peru after 1450; Spanish invasion began in 1534; part of Gran Colombia 1822-1830; official language is Spanish, though Quechua & other Amerindian tongues are also spoken.

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400-1532
300 BCE-200 CE
1000-1500
500 BCE-500 CE
300 BCE-200 CE