Koyukon

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Ten’a
Autonym
Denaakk’e
Population

65 (2015 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). Language of registered tribe: Allakaket Village, Beaver Village, Evansville Village (aka Bettles Field), Galena Village (aka Louden Village), Hughes Village, Huslia Village, Koyukuk Native Village, Manley Hot Springs Village, Native Village of Ruby, Native Village of Stevens, Native Village of Tanana, Nulato Village, Rampart Village, Village of Kaltag.

Dialects

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

Language Use

Older adults only. Also use English [eng].

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

Latin script [Latn].

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