03 April 2011

There is one language that only one person speaks.

The Yaghan people of Chile are the world's southernmost indigenous culture, but they are slowly dying. A town on the southernmost tip of South America, Puerto Williams, is home to the last 70 Yaghan descendants - a tribe that has existed for at least 6,000 years! 

Today 78-year-old Cristina Calderón is both the only pureblooded descendant of the Yaghan people and the last remaining speaker of the Yaghan language! Chile's National Council for Culture and the Arts is attempting to preserve this language and way of life by beginning new initiatives to promote Yaghan culture within the community. 


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