Where do guinea pigs come from?

Guinea (Africa)
New Guinea
The Andes
Mexico
Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-analysis of "Guyana", though they originate from the Andes and not Guyana.
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