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Yahgan

[yah-guh n]
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noun, plural Yah·gans, (especially collectively) Yah·gan for 1.
  1. a member of an Indian people of the southern coast of Tierra del Fuego and adjacent islands.
  2. the language of the Yahgan.
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Historical Examples

  • Some of the land he now holds once belonged to a number of Yahgan families.

    The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn

    John R. Spears

  • But the Yahgan did not delight in open warfare or bloodshed.

  • These served every need of the Yahgan in the way of cups and basins.

  • In Fuegia there is at least one radically distinct tongue, the Yahgan, studied by Bridges.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • The Yahgan household utensils were few in number and of the simplest character.