Ona is a Chon
language of Argentina, still spoken today by only a handful of elders on Tierra del Fuego.
It is most closely related to the Tehuelche language.
Some linguists consider Ona and Selknam to have been distinct languages while others consider them dialects of
a single language, but with so few speakers surviving, the point is moot.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Ona language, with comparison to words in Tehuelche.
Ona Indian LanguageOna PhonologyOna Grammar:
Scanned-in Ona language materials from the Rosetta Project.
La Lengua Ona:
Information on Ona including history, vocabulary, an audio file, and a linguistic map of South America. Page in Spanish.
Ona translation of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers.
Demographic information on Ona from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia entry on the Ona language.