In Chile’s remote south, the last speaker of an ancient language fights to keep it alive

The last woman from a tribe Yagan and speaker of this language, Cristina Calderon, 91, speaks during an interview with Reuters at her house in Ukika village, Puerto Williams, Chile May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Vega

PUERTO WILLIAMS, Chile (Reuters) – Sitting in the warmth of a wood fire in her home in Chile’s deep south, Cristina Calderón sometimes wishes she had more people to speak to in her mother tongue as she weaves woolen socks to sell at the local market. Calderón, 91, is the last person to speak the […]

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