L1 users: 1,030 (2010 census), decreasing. 500 fluent speakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 10,000 (1995 M. Krauss). Total users in all countries: 1,032.
Alaska: Carcross-Tagish inland, Ketchikan south to Yakutat north.
8a (Moribund). Recognized language (2014, Official Languages of Alaska Law as amended, Alaska Statute 44.12.310).
Mainly older adults, no children. Also use English [eng], as L1 or L2.
Rich documentation of Tlingit literature and oratory in publications by Nora and Richard Dauenhauer (Golla 2007).