500 in United States (Golla 2007), decreasing. Population total all countries: 630. Ethnic population: 10,000 in the United States (1995 M. Krauss).
Yakutat north to Ketchikan south; inland, Carcross-Tagish. Also in Canada.
Mainly older adults, no children. English [eng] is L1 or L2.
Rich documentation of Tlingit literature and oratory in publications by Nora and Richard Dauenhauer (Golla 2007).