Kuskokwim, Upper


A language of United States

Alternate Names
Kolchan, McGrath Ingalik

40 (Golla 2007). 3 households (1997). Ethnic population: 160 (Golla 2007).


Alaska: Upper Kuskokwim, McGrath, Nikolai, and Telida rivers.

Language Status

8a (Moribund). Recognized language (2014, Official Languages of Alaska Law as amended, Alaska Statute 44.12.310). Language of registered tribe: McGrath Native Village, Nikolai Village, Takotna Village, Telida Village, Village of Stony River.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults only.

Language Development

Literature. Dictionary.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Formerly regarded as part of Degexit’an [ing].

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