A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Caska, Danezagé’, Eastern Nahane, Nahane, Nahani

300 (2011 census). 150 additional passive speakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 540 (FPCC 2014).


Southeast Yukon Territory, Watson Lake, Ross River, and Lower Post; northern British Columbia border area, Lower Post, Fireside, Good Hope Lake, Dease Lake, Muncho Lake.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).


None known. High intelligibility of Tahltan [tht] and Sekani [sek].

Language Use

Taught at schools in Watson Lake and Ross River, Lower Post and Good Hope Lake. Yukon Native Language Centre conducts annual Literacy Workshops and produces teaching and learning materials. Mainly adults. Ross River may have younger users. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
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