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Slavey Indian Language (Dene Tha, Hare, Slave)

Slavey, known to its own speakers as Dené Tha, is an Athabaskan language of Northern Canada. North Slavey (also known as Sahtu Dene, Hare, or Bearlake) and South Slavey (also known as Slavey Proper) are considered to be separate languages by some linguists, dialects of the same language by others. The two are spoken by a combined 2500 people in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, northern British Columbia and Alberta.

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Slavey Language
Slavey language samples and resources.

Slavey Culture and History
Information and links about the Slavey tribe past and present.

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

Slavey Legends
Introduction to Slavey mythology.

Slavey Language Resources

Slavey Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Dene Language
     Two language articles and a North Slavey audio recording from the Deline First Nation.
North Slavey (K'áshogot'ine – Sahtúgot'ine – Shihgot'ine) * South Slavey (Dené Dháh)
     Pronunciation and orthography information, place names, and two Slavey language texts.
Bibliography of Materials on the Slave Language
     Bibliography of Slavey linguistic works.
Slavey Prayers * Language Museum: Slavey:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers into Slavey.
Athapaskan Languages of Canada
     Place names in Tutchone, Slave, and Beaver.
Aboriginal Place Names of Alberta
    List of Blackfoot, Stoney, Cree, Slavey, and Sarcee placenames in southern Alberta, with their English translations.
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.
North Slavey Language * South Slavey Language * North Slavey Orthography * South Slavey Orthography
    South Slavey Alphabet * Slavey Numbers * Slavey Phonology * Slavey Text:
    Scanned-in Slavey Indian language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Slavey Language Plaque * Hare Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tributes written in Slavey and Hare Athapascan.
South Slavey * North Slavey
     Demographic information about Slavey from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Slavey Language Tree * Hare Language Tree * Mountain Slavey Language Tree * Bearlake Language Tree:
    Theories about Slave's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Slave Language Structures:
    Slavey linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Slave:
Information on the Slavey language in Spanish.
Slavey links.
Slavey Tribe:
Slavey Indian books.

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