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Ahtena

A language of United States

ISO 639-3aht

Population  35 (2000 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 500 (Krauss 1995).
Region  Alaska, Copper River above mouth of Eyak River, upper Susitna and Nenana drainages. 8 communities; Washington.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Alternate names   Ahtna, Atna, Copper River, Mednovskiy
Classification  Na-Dene, Nuclear Na-Dene, Athapaskan-Eyak, Athapaskan, Tanaina-Ahtna
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use English.
Language development  Dictionary.
Comments  Growing interest in the language among the population. Nearly extinct.
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