The Info List - Cacán

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Cacán (also Cacan, Kakán, Calchaquí, Chaka, Diaguita, and Kaka) is an extinct language that was spoken by the Diaguita
and Calchaquí tribes in northern Argentina
and Chile. It became extinct during the late 17th century or early 18th century. The language was documented by the Jesuit Alonso de Bárcena, but the manuscript is lost. Genetic affiliation of the language remains unclear, and it has not been possible to link it to any existing language family.[2] References[edit]

^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Calchaqui". Glottolog
3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.  ^ "Cacan". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 

Alain Fabre, 2005, Diccionario etnolingüístico y guía bibliográfica de los pueblos indígenas sudamericanos: CALCHAQUÍ[1]

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Languages of Chile

National language


Living Indigenous languages

Ayacucho Quechua Aymara Chilean Quechua Chilean Sign Language Huilliche Mapudungun Quechua Rapa Nui

Extinct and endangered languages

Cacán Chango Chono Kawésqar/Alacaluf Kunza Ona/Selk'nam Tehuelche Yaghan

Language families

Aymaran Chon Polynesian Araucanian Alacalufan Quechuan Indo-European

Italics indicate extinct languages

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