Yámana

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A language of Chile

Alternate Names
Tequenica, Yagán, Yaghan, Yahgan
Population

1 in Chile (2013 Y. Meroz). One elderly speaker in Ukika, 85 years old (2013 Y. Meroz). Ethnic population: 1,690 (2002 census).

Location

Patagonia, Isla Navarino, Puerto Williams, Ukika hamlet.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

There is pride and interest in the language. There are irregular language workshops (2013 Y. Meroz). Shifted to Spanish [spa]. Elderly only.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1881–1886.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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