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"Khotana" is a name element commonly used referring to Alaskan Athabaskan bands and nations, such as Atna-Khotana (Ahtna), Innoko-Khotana (Innoko), Koyuku-Khotana (Koyukon), etc. It derives from their words for "people," which sound similar to "tana" or "dena" in all the Alaskan Athabaskan dialects.

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Khotana Indian Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Khotana tribes and languages:
 Ahtna language
 Koyukon language
 Ahtna cultural website
 Alaskan language
 Subarctic Native Americans
 Athabaskan language family

Books about the Khotanas

Here are a few good books about the Khotana tribe:
 In the Shadows of Mountains
 Ahtna Elders Reflect On History
 Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon

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