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Kaweskar Indian Language (Kawesqar, Alacalufe, Aksana)
Kaweskar is an Alacalufan language of South America.
It is still spoken by only a few elderly people in Chile.
Indigenous People of Argentina and Chile:
Map showing where in South America the Qawasqar language is spoken.
Information on the Kaweskar language from the University of Chile, including soundfiles. Site in Spanish.
Central Alacalufe Southern Alacalufe:
Linguistic chart of phonemes in the Kaweskar languages.
La Lengua Kawéskar La Lengua Aksaná La Lengua Hekaine:
Kaweskar language information including illustrations and a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
Chart of indigenous placenames in the Kaweskar (Alacaluf) and Mapudungun languages.
House of Languages: Kawésqar:
Information about Kawésqar language usage.
Demographic information on Kaweskar from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Extensive bibliography of materials about Kawesqar and other languages of Chile and Argentina. Page in Spanish.
Encyclopedia articles on the Kaweskar language.
Kawesqar Language Tree:
Theories about Kawesqar's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Qawasqar Language Structures:
Kawesqar linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Alacaluf language.
Patagonia Indian Tribe Faces Extinction Chile Indigenous Tribe Fights Extinction Man of Rare Chilean Tribe Dies:
Articles about the Kawesqar tribe's struggle for cultural survival.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Los Alakaluf Lengua y Cultura Kawésqar Los Kawésqar Los Indios Alacalufes Los Fueguinos:
Information about the Kaweskars in Spanish.
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