Puelche language

Flag of the Gününa künä, or Puelche people

Language formerly spoken by the Puelche people in the Pampas region of Argentina.

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Puelche people

The Gününa küna, or sometimes, Puelche (Mapudungun: pwelche, "people of the east") are indigenous peoples living east of the Andes Mountains in Chile and Southwest Argentina.

Flag of the Gününa künä, or Puelche people

They spoke the Puelche language.

Chonan languages

The Chonan languages are a family of indigenous American languages which were spoken in Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia.

Selk'nam hunters

Viegas Barros (2005) attempts to demonstrate that Puelche to the north is related to the Chon languages and would constitute one branch of an extended Chonan family.

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Puelche || isolated or Chonan

Indigenous languages of the Americas

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Yucatec Maya writing in the Dresden Codex, ca. 11–12th century, Chichen Itza
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Bilingual stop sign in English and the Cherokee syllabary (transcription: ᎠᎴᏫᏍᏗᎭ – "alehwisdiha"), Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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A Urarina shaman, 1988

Puelche (Chile) (also known as Guenaken, Gennaken, Pampa, Pehuenche, Ranquelche) †

Chicham languages

Small language family of northern Peru and eastern Ecuador.

Contemporary distribution (2005 map) of the world's major language families (in some cases geographic groups of families). This map includes only primary families i.e. branches are excluded.
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The most promising external connections are with the Cahuapanan languages and perhaps a few other language isolates in proposals variously called Jívaro-Cahuapana (Hívaro-Kawapánan) (Jorge Suárez and others) or Macro-Jibaro or Macro-Andean (Morris Swadesh and others, with Cahuapanan, Urarina, Puelche, and maybe Huarpe).

Ejective consonant

In phonetics, ejective consonants are usually voiceless consonants that are pronounced with a glottalic egressive airstream.

A top-down view of the larynx.

Puelche and Tehuelche of the Chonan languages

Mapuche language

Araucanian language related to Huilliche spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people (from mapu 'land' and che 'people').

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.
Stressed monophthongs of Mapudungun, from
Graffiti in Mapudungun meaning "Uprise Meeting".

According to this classification, Mapuche would be considered part of the Andean language family, within the Meridional subgroup which also includes the Kawésgar language, the Puelche language, the Tehuelche language and the Yagán language.

List of indigenous languages of Argentina

List of Indigenous languages that are or were spoken in the present territory of Argentina.

Yucatec Maya writing in the Dresden Codex, ca. 11–12th century, Chichen Itza


List of extinct languages of South America

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Ancient Germanic given name, from Proto-Germanic "fame" and "bright" .

King Robert I of Scotland, national hero of Scotland, arguably the best-known Robert in history
Robert I of Normandy a.k.a. Robert the Magnificent

Puelche: Robert