No known L1 speakers (Crevels 2007). The ethnic group disintegrated by early 20th century; last speakers died in the 1970s (Crevels 2007).
Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur province: Patagonia.
Now speak Spanish [spa].
Lost their land to outside settlers, mines, and cattle. In 2000, there were reports of a group of 450 persons claiming Selknam ethnic affiliation.