Tutchone, Southern


A language of Canada


140 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 1,400 (Golla 2007).


Southwest Yukon Territory, Whitehorse, Aishihik, Burwash Landing, Champagne, Haines Junction, Kloo Lake, Klukshu, Lake Laberge settlements.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults.

Language Development
Literacy workshops since 1984. Taught in schools at Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, and 3 elementary schools in Whitehorse have native language programs that include Southern Tutchone (Golla 2007). Taught in primary schools.