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Tlingit

A language of United States

ISO 639-3tli

Population  1,200 in United States (2000 census), decreasing. Population total all countries: 1,430. Ethnic population: 10,000 in the USA (1995 M. Krauss).
Region  Southeast Alaska, Yakutat south to the Canadian border at Portland Canal. Also in Canada.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Alternate names   Thlinget, Tlinkit
Classification  Na-Dene, Nuclear Na-Dene, Tlingit
Language use  Mainly older adults. Also use English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1969.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Growing interest in the language among the population. SOV. Fishermen; lumbermen.

Also spoken in:

Canada

Language name   Tlingit
Population  230 in Canada (2001 census). Ethnic population: 1,000 in Canada (Krauss 1995).
Region  Northwest British Columbia, Atlin; southern Yukon, Carcross, Teslin.
Language map  Canada
Alternate names  Thlinget, Tlinkit
Language use  Older adults. Also use English.
Language development  Taught in primary schools.