Koyukon

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Ten’a
Population

300 (Golla 2007). 300 (1995 M. Krauss); 100 (2000 census). Ethnic population: 2,300 (Golla 2007).

Location

Alaska: Koyukuk and middle Yukon rivers.

Language Status

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

Dialects

Upper Koyukon, Central Koyukon, Lower Koyukon, Central Koyukuk River.

Language Use

Older adults only. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1974–1982.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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