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Kaska Language (Tahltan, Tagish, Nahanni)

Kaska is an Athabascan language spoken by the Kaska people ("Kaska Dena" in their own language) of Northern Canada. Languages spoken by two other tribes, the Tahltan and the Tagish, are so closely related to Kaska that most linguists consider them dialects of the same language (like American and British English.) Taken together, the three languages (often referred to as Nahane or Nahanni) are spoken by around 500 people in the Yukon and northern British Columbia.

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Kaska Language
Kaska language samples and resources.

Kaska Culture and History
Information and links about the Kaska Indians past and present.

Kaska Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Kaskas.

Kaska Legends
Introduction to Kaska Indian mythology.



Kaska Language Resources

Our Online Kaska Materials

Kaska Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Kaska language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Kaska Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Kaska language.
Kaska Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Kaska language.

Kaska Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

First Nations Language Groups at the Time of European Contact:
    Linguistic map of Canada showing where Kaska and other Athabaskan languages have been spoken.
Kaska Language Lessons
     Audio lessons and other Kaska language learning resources from the Yukon Native Language Centre.
Kaska Language Website
     Language learning materials from the First Nations Languages Program at UBC.
Tahltan Language Lessons
     Language learning materials from the Tałtan Revitalization Language Program.
Native Languages in the Yukon: Kaska * Native Languages in the Yukon: Tagish:
     Overviews of the Kaska and Tagish languages with links to more resources.
Freelang Kaska Dictionary:
    Free downloadable wordlist of the Kaska language.
Kaska Language Bibliography * Tahltan Language Bibliography
     Linguistic bibliographies of Nahane language materials.
LaserTanana
     Alaskan Athapascan fonts for Windows, including the Kaskan language and eight others.
Kaska Language Plaque * Tahltan Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Kaska and Tahltan Athapascan.
House of Languages: Tahltan:
    Information about Tahltan language usage.
Kaska Language * Tagish Language * Tahltan Language
     Demographic information on the Nahanni language dialects from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Kaska Language Tree * Tahltan Language Tree * Tagish Language Tree:
    Theories about Kaska's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Kaska Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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We Are Our Language: An Ethnography of Language Revitalization in a Northern Athabaskan Community:
    Interesting book about Kaska language and cultural revival in the Yukon.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Kaska Tribe:
Kaska links.
Lengua Tahltan-Kaska-Tagish:
Articles on the Kaska language in Spanish.
Kaska Tribe:
Kaska Indian books.



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