Chono people

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This article is about the indigenous people in Chile. For Mongolian tribe, see Chonos tribe.
Chono
Dalca (reconstrucción).JPG
Reconstruction of a dalca, the boat used by the Chono people
Total population
extinct
Regions with significant populations
 Chile: Chiloé Archipelago
Languages
Chono language?
Religion
traditional tribal religion
Distribution of the pre-Hispanic people of Chile

Chono or Chona is a generic name for a nomadic, indigenous people of the Chiloé Archipelago, Chile. They are now extinct.

The Chono became extinct during the 18th century with the last survivor going missing in 1875.

The putative Chono language is known only from local toponyms.

Culture[edit]

Men hunted marine mammals, especially sea lions, while women gathered shellfish and seaweed. The Chomo used nets and spears to gather food from the sea, but supplemented their catch with potatoes and other plants from small gardens. Their healing places consisted of caves or leather structures.

 The Oldest Americans, George Weber, May 6, 2007.