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Here are some notable ways the population was counted before the first U.S. census in 1790: Incan Quipu: Instead of counting with tally marks, Incans lined up quipu or threads (made out of llama or alpaca, according to some sources).
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Origin and Etymology of quipu
First Known Use: 1704See Words from the same year
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