Yah·​gan | \ ˈyägən \
plural Yahgan or Yahgans

Definition of Yahgan

1a : a nomadic hunting and fishing people of Tierra del Fuego
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Yahgan people

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History and Etymology for Yahgan

Yahga, locality in Tierra del Fuego frequented by the Yahgans + English -an

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“Yahgan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yahgan. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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