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Tanacross

A language of United States

ISO 639-3tcb

Population  35 (1997 G. Holton). 3 in Healy Lake dialect, 32 in Mansfield-Ketchumstuck. Ethnic population: 120 (1997 G. Holton).
Region  East Alaska, near Upper Tanana, Tanacross, Healy Lake, Dot Lake, Tok.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Dialects  Healy Lake, Mansfield-Ketchumstuck. Little dialect variation. Mansfield-Ketchumstuck is the most important politically and numerically. Most similar to Upper Tanana [tau], but they have different tone systems.
Classification  Na-Dene, Nuclear Na-Dene, Athapaskan-Eyak, Athapaskan, Tanana-Upper Kuskokwim, Tanana
Language use  Only between older adults in the home. Also use English or Upper Tanana [tau].
Language development  Grammar.
Comments  Recognized as a distinct language in the 1970s. Tonal. Nearly extinct.
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