Mapudungun is a language isolate (a language that has not been demonstrated to descend from an ancestor common to any other language) spoken in central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people. It is also known as Mapudungu, Araucano, and Mapuche. Mapudungun lacks substantive protection or promotion, despite the fact that the Chilean government has expressed several times its commitment to improve the situation and provide full access to education in Mapuche areas in southern Chile. In addition, it should be underlined that the language has had some lexical influence from Quechua and Spanish.

Map of Mapudungun language speakers.
Map of Mapudungun language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 440,000

Main Countries: Chile, Argentina

Alternate names: Mapudungu, "Araucano", Mapuche

ISO 639-3 Code:

Language Sample

Kom pu mogence kisuzuam mvlekey, kom cegeygvn, logkogeygvn ka piwkegeygvn, nieygvn kimvn fey mew mvley tañi yamniewael ka epuñpvle kejuwael egvn.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Mapudungun:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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