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"Mentasta" is the name of one of the subdialects of the Ahtna language,
an Alaskan Athabaskan language. The Mentasta dialect is an Upper Ahtna dialect.
Its name comes from the name of the Ahtna village where the speakers of this dialect live.
The placename Mentasta means "shallow lake" in Ahtna.
Mentasta Indian Resources
Here are links to our webpages about the Mentasta tribe and language:
Mentasta Ahtna language
Alaskan Native people
Books about the Mentastas
Here are a few good books about the Mentasta tribe:
In the Shadows of Mountains
Ahtna Elders Reflect On History
Our Voices: Native Stories of Alaska and the Yukon
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