Tutchone, Northern


A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Selkirk, Tutchone du Nord

220 (2016 census). Ethnic population: 1,100 (Golla 2007).


Yukon territory: Carmacks, Mayo-Stewart, Selkirk-Pelly, White River, and Whitehorse areas.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized indigenous peoples: Nacho Nyak Dun, Little Salmon/Carmacks, Selkirk, White River.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults only.

Language Development

Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Literacy workshops since 1984. School language programs in Mayo, Pelly Crossing and Carmacks since 1990 (Golla 2007).

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