While most Chileans speak Spanish — Chilean Spanish, to be exact, which is full of “Chileanisms” — several hundred thousand Chileans of Mapuche origin, mainly from the Central Valley, still speak other languages, like Mapudungun.  Linguists describe Mapundungun as an “isolate language,” which means it has no directly proven relationship with any other language.

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