Yámana

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A language of Chile

Alternate Names
Tequenica, Yaghan, Yagán, Yahgan
Autonym
Háusi Kúta
Population

1 in Chile (2018). One elderly speaker in Puerto Williams, Cristina Calderón, age 89 (2018). Ethnic population: 70 (Crevels 2012).

Location

Magallanes region: Patagonia area, Navarino island, Puerto Williams, Ukika hamlet.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

There are irregular language workshops (2013 Y. Meroz). Shifted to Spanish [spa]. Elderly only. Positive attitudes.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1881–1886.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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