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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.

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Kaweskar Language Resources

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.
Chilean Placenames:
     Chart of indigenous placenames in the Kaweskar (Alacaluf) and Mapudungun languages.
House of Languages: Kawésqar:
    Information about Kawésqar language usage.
Kaweskar Language:
    Demographic information on Kaweskar from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Lenguas Australes:
    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.
Alcaluf Prayers:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer into the Alacaluf language.

Kaweskar Culture and History Links

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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