Bookkeeping: Kakauhua

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

E16/E17 lists Kakauhua [kbf] as an extinct Alacalufan language. Caucahue is an ethnonym from colonial sources referring to non-Mapuche (Mapuche [arn], Huiliche [huh]) giant canoemen in the area of the Chonos [-]. There is no linguistic data attributable to Caucahue so the inference that Caucahue is a separate language related to Qawesqar [alc] is wholly illegitimate -- if anything, Caucahue should be equated with Chono on the ethnographic and geographic evidence ( Viegas Barros, Pedro J. 2005: 81 ). See also: Huilliche [huh], Qawasqar [alc], Mapudungun [arn].

Retired in ISO 639-3: Retire

  • Change request: 2014-047
  • ISO 639-3: kbf
  • Name: Kakauhua
  • Reason: non-existent
  • Effective: 2015-01-12
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