Lof

Lautaro, hero of the Arauco war; Rayén Quitral outstanding soprano; Current Mapuche woman; Ceferino Namuncura blessed of the Catholic Church.

Lof (Spanish: levo and lov) or caví (Spanish: cahuín); formed the basic social organization of the Mapuche, Mapuche-Huilliche and the extinct Picunche peoples, consisting of a familial clan or lineage that recognizes the authority of a lonco (cacique).

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Lautaro, hero of the Arauco war; Rayén Quitral outstanding soprano; Current Mapuche woman; Ceferino Namuncura blessed of the Catholic Church.

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Chilean Proverb written in Mapuche and Chilean Spanish. The Mapudungun alphabet used here does not reflect an agreed-upon standard. In fact, there are three distinct alphabets currently used to write the Mapuche language.

Lonko

Chief of several Mapuche communities.

Chief of several Mapuche communities.

Chilean Proverb written in Mapuche and Chilean Spanish. The Mapudungun alphabet used here does not reflect an agreed-upon standard. In fact, there are three distinct alphabets currently used to write the Mapuche language.

These were often ulmen, the wealthier men in the lof.

Chilean Proverb written in Mapuche and Chilean Spanish. The Mapudungun alphabet used here does not reflect an agreed-upon standard. In fact, there are three distinct alphabets currently used to write the Mapuche language.

Aillarehue

Chilean Proverb written in Mapuche and Chilean Spanish. The Mapudungun alphabet used here does not reflect an agreed-upon standard. In fact, there are three distinct alphabets currently used to write the Mapuche language.

Aillarehue or Ayllarehue (from the Mapudungun: ayllarewe/ayjarewe: "nine rehues"); a confederation of rehues or family-based units (lof) that dominated a region or province.

A rewe and canelo tree in the Austral University of Chile.

Rehue

Type of pillar-like sacred altar used by the Mapuche of Chile in many of their ceremonies.

Type of pillar-like sacred altar used by the Mapuche of Chile in many of their ceremonies.

A rewe and canelo tree in the Austral University of Chile.

Called "rehue" or "regua" in colonial chronicles, the word referred to the grouping of various Mapuche families (lof or lov) who occupied the same locality and shared the same rehue altar.

Chilean Proverb written in Mapuche and Chilean Spanish. The Mapudungun alphabet used here does not reflect an agreed-upon standard. In fact, there are three distinct alphabets currently used to write the Mapuche language.

Butalmapu

Name in Mapudungun for "great land", which were one of the great confederations wherein the Mapuche people organized themselves in case of war.

Name in Mapudungun for "great land", which were one of the great confederations wherein the Mapuche people organized themselves in case of war.

Chilean Proverb written in Mapuche and Chilean Spanish. The Mapudungun alphabet used here does not reflect an agreed-upon standard. In fact, there are three distinct alphabets currently used to write the Mapuche language.

Each butalmapu was made up of several smaller confederations; aillarehues, that were made up of a number of familial clans of the same region, known as lofs.

Wenufoye flag commonly flown by Mapuche activists

Resistencia Ancestral Mapuche

Alleged indigenous organization advocated to the creation of an autonomous Mapuche state in Araucanía, which is, they say, the revindication and recovery of former Mapuche lands.

Alleged indigenous organization advocated to the creation of an autonomous Mapuche state in Araucanía, which is, they say, the revindication and recovery of former Mapuche lands.

Wenufoye flag commonly flown by Mapuche activists
Weapons seized from the RAM, after an attack to the Kumenia concessionaire.
Santiago Maldonado
Minister Patricia Bullrich presents a report about the RAM.

On August 1, 2017 people of the Lof Cushamen community protested for the freedom of the imprisoned member of the