Kakauhua language

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Native to Chile
Ethnicity Chono?
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kbf (retired)
Glottolog chon1248[1]

Kakauhua (also rendered Kaukaue, Caucau, Cacahua), or Chono, is a putative language, perhaps Alacalufan, of Chile, known only from toponyms.[citation needed] There is "not a single linguistic fact available" for such a language, but it has been repeated in the literature since Loukotka (1968).[2][1]

A purported language called Chono or "Wayteka" is spurious, being a list of mixed and perhaps invented vocabulary.[3]


  1. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Chono". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Campbell (1997) American Indian Languages, p. 192 (58)
  3. ^ Grondona & Campbell (2012) The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide, pp 133–134