Tutchone, Southern


A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Tutchone du Sud

70 (2016 census). Ethnic population: 1,400 (Golla 2007).


Yukon territory: Aishihik, Burwash Landing, Champagne, Haines Junction, Kloo Lake, Klukshu, Lake Laberge, and Whitehorse settlements.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized indigenous peoples: Aishihik, Champagne, Champagne and Aishihik, Kluane, Kwanlin Dun, Ta’an Kwach’an.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults only.

Language Development

Taught in primary schools. Literacy workshops since 1984. Taught in schools at Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, and 3 elementary schools in Whitehorse have native language programs that include Southern Tutchone (Golla 2007).

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