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Qawasqar

A language of Chile

ISO 639-3alc

Population  12 (2006). 10 in Puerto Edin. Ethnic population: 2,622.
Region  West Patagonia, Channel region, Isle of Wellington off south Chilean coast, 49 degrees south. Center is Puerto Edin.
Language map  Argentina and Chile
Alternate names   Alacaluf, Alacalufe, Halakwulup, Kaweskar, Kawesqar
Dialects  Aksanás (Aksana).
Classification  Alacalufan
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Comments  J. Suarez says Aksanás vocabulary differences might be explained by word taboo. Fishermen. Nearly extinct.
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