Bolivia is home to the largest indigenous population in Latin America, with 62 percent of the population tracing their lineage to pre-Columbian indigenous communities. Bolivians have rich cultural traditions and a very diverse ethno-racial composition, which includes over 30 ethnic and indigenous groups, including the Aymará, Quechua, and Guaraní. Bolivia has four official languages: Spanish (60.7%), Quechua (21.2%), Aymara (14.6%), and Guarani (0.6%).
Bolivia holds some of the world's richest natural resources and yet, the landlocked nation has the lowest per capita income in the region. With a population of 10.50 million and 51.4 percent of the country’s population living below the poverty line, Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, facing significant infrastructural development challenges. The country ranks 108th out of 187 countries on the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index.
Bolivia still exhibits pronounced income inequality between different population groups and geographic areas, as well as a persistent social exclusion for indigenous peoples and women. Women's individual, economic, and social rights are inferior to those of men, severely limiting their ability to be agents for economic and social change. In spite of ranking 30th of 135 countries in the Global Gender Gap, the majority of Bolivia's rural women still have little access to health services, education, training, credit or technical assistance, constrains that put a strain on poor women across the country.
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