Cristina Calderón, Chile’s last known Yaghan speaker, dies at 93

Cristina Calderón, the last known native speaker of the Yaghan language, poses outside of the local community center in Puerto Williams, southern Chile, on April 23, 2017.

Until the end of her days, Abuela Cristina — as many knew her — bided her time making traditional reed baskets, and sharing the Yaghan language and culture with those around her.

(Image credit: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images)

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