Qawasqar

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A language of Chile

Alternate Names
Alacaluf, Alacalufe, Halakwulup, Kaweskar, Kawesqar
Population

12 (2006 O. Aguilera). 10 in Puerto Edén. Ethnic population: 2,620 (2002 census).

Location

West Patagonia, Channel Region, Isle of Wellington off south Chilean coast, 49 degrees south. Center is Puerto Edén.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Aksanás (Aksana).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa] (Crevels 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Aksanás vocabulary differences might be explained by word taboo (Suárez 1977).