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Indigenous Peoples Glossary
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Rome | 2018 | 54 p.
Corporate author: 
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
© IFAD 2018

The purpose of this glossary is to ensure consistency and accuracy of terminology in English, French and Spanish, and standardize the terminology used in relation to indigenous peoples in official documentation and publications, and in all aspects of meeting preparations. It is intended for use by IFAD staff, indigenous peoples' organizations and other interested parties. Terms and definitions are accompanied by details of the source document and its date of publication.


Resource Type: 
Teaching and learning materials
Human rights / Human dignity
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Multilingual / Bilingual / Mother tongue
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Higher education
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)


Indigenous peoples; Human rights; Discrimination; Cultural diversity