Tanana, Lower

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Tanana
Population

15 (Krauss 2007). Ethnic population: 400 (Krauss 2007).

Location

Alaska: Tanana river below Fairbanks, Minto, and Nenana.

Language Status

8a (Moribund). Recognized language (2014, Official Languages of Alaska Law as amended, Alaska Statute 44.12.310).

Dialects

Chena, Salcha-Goodpaster.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng].

Other Comments

Chena River dialect became extinct in 1976 and Salcha-Goodpaster in 1993.

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