English: The Indian Reductions and Jesuit Reductions were missions and settlements founded by the colonial Spanish and Portuguese religious orders in the 'New World'—the Americas, organized upon royal decree by missionaries to convert and coerce as needed the indigenous populations encountered into assimilation of Christianty and European cultural norms, and to serve labor needs.
Español: Reducciones de Indios
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