Promoucaes, Promaucaes, Promaucas or Purumaucas (Quechua: puruma auca: wild people); were a pre-Columbian Mapuche tribe that lived in Chile, from the south of the River of Maipo in Santiago, Chile and the River of Itata, (tribes at the north were called Quillotanes[1] and Mapochoes by the Spanish). They were speakers of Mapudungun like the Moluche and Picunche tribes.

Tools used by Promoucaes, found in Pichilemu in 1908.


  1. Juan Ignacio Molina, Compendio de la historia civil del reyno de Chile, pg. 9. Named for Quillota, one of the settlements of the Inca Empire in Chile.