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Chipewyan Indian Language (Dene Suline)

Chipewyan is an Athabaskan language of Northern Canada. Though many Chipewyan people are bilingual in Chippewa or Cree, it is actually not related to those languages at all. Chipewyan is spoken by around 4000 native people in Northern Canada today.

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Chipewyan Language
Chipewyan language samples and resources.

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

Chipewyan Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Chipewyan Indian people.

Chipewyan Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Chipewyans.

Chipewyan Language Resources

Our Chipewyan Language Materials

Chipewyan Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Dene/Chipewyan language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Chipewyan Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Chipewyan (Dene) language.

Chipewyan Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

    Chipewyan orthography and text example.
Dene Language Description:
    Overview of the Chipewyan Dene language.
Native Languages of Saskatchewan:
    Language courses in Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, and Dene
Chipewyan Language * Chipewyan Description * Chipewyan Grammar * Chipewyan Orthography * Chipewyan Text * Cold Lake Chipewyan:
    Scanned-in Chipewyan language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Dene Elders Speak:
    Stories in Cree and Dene, with English translation.
Dene Place Names of the Northwest Territories:
    Map of the Great Slave Lake region labeled with traditional Dogrib, Slavey, and Chipewyan names with their meanings.
Chipewyan Prayers * Language Museum: Chipewyan:
    Chipewyan translations of the Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary.
Chipewyan Language Plaque:
    Canadian human rights tribute written in Chipewyan.
Chipewyan Language Tree:
    Theories about Dene Suline's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Dene Language Structures:
    Chipewyan linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Chipewyan Language Community and Tools

Dene Font Homepage:
    Chipewyan/Dene fonts for free download. Available for Windows and Mac.

Chipewyan Language Preservation and Usage

Project to Save Dying Chipewyan Language:
    Article on language loss and revitalization among the Dene Indians.
House of Languages: Chipewyan:
     Information about Chipewyan language usage.
Ethnologue: Chipewyan:
    Demographic information about the Dene Indian language.

Chipewyan Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Dene (Chipewyan) Dictionary:
    A Dene-English-Dene dictionary for sale.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Dene Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Dene Suline language.
La Lengua Chipewyan:
Information about the Chipewyan language in Spanish.
Dene link pages.
  Chipewyan Tribe:
  Chipewyan Indian books.

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