Cuncos are a sedentary native Chilean people,
belonging to the southern group of Mapuche
peoples, and that inhabited the coasts of Chile from
Valdivia to the
Channel, including the inhabitants of the northern portion
Island and the bordering islands.
They spoke the
language, common to all the
Mapuche peoples. They had a developed agriculture
, specializing in the culture of
. In addition they used sturdy wooden boats,
, with which they crossed their
coastal waters in search of fish and seafood.