Tanana, Upper

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A language of United States

Autonym
Nee’aaneegn’
Population

100 in United States (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 300 (Golla 2007). Total users in all countries: 110.

Location

Alaska: upper Tanana river area, Northway, Tetlin, and Tok villages.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Recognized language (2014, Official Languages of Alaska Law as amended, Alaska Statute 44.12.310). Language of registered tribe: Native Village of Tetlin, Northway Village.

Dialects

Nabesna, Tetlin, Northway, Scottie Creek.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Adults only. Used as L2 by Tanacross [tcb].

Language Development

Dictionary. Bible portions: 1970–1982.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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