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Carrier (Dakelh)

Carrier, known to its own speakers as Dakelh or Yinka Dene, is an Athabaskan language of Northern Canada, spoken today by about 2000 people in British Columbia.





Carrier Language
Carrier language samples and resources.

Carrier Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Carrier Indians past and present.

Carrier Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Carriers.



Carrier Language Resources

Our Carrier Language Materials

Carrier Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Carrier/Dakelh language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.

Carrier Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Yinka Déné Language Institute:
    Organization devoted to preserving the language and culture of the Carrier Indians and other Athabaskan peoples of British Columbia.
Dakelh (Carrier) Language:
    General Carrier language information, a modified syllabary, and two texts.
Carrier Syllabary:
    Introduction to the old Carrier writing system, with a sample text.
Carrier Language Map: * Carrier Orthography: * Carrier Grammar * Carrier Numbers:
    Scanned-in Carrier language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Human Rights Tribute: Carrier:
    Canadian human rights plaque written in the Carrier language.
Is Carrier Celtic?:
    A detailed explanation of why Carrier is unrelated to Gaelic languages.
House of Languages: Carrier/Dakelh:
    Information about Carrier language usage.
Central Carrier Language * Southern Carrier Language:
    Demographic information about Carrier from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Central Carrier Language Tree * Southern Carrier Language Tree:
    Theories about Abenaki's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Carrier Language Structures:
    Central Carrier linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Carrier Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

The Carrier Language:
    A Carrier dictionary and grammatical sketch for sale.
Babine and Carrier Phonology: A Historically Oriented Study:
    Linguistics text on the Carrier and Babine languages.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Wikipedia: Carrier:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Carrier language.
   Lengua Carrier * Los Dakelh:
   Information about Carrier language and history in Spanish.



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