Tanacross is an Athabascan language of Alaska.
Though it was once considered a dialect of Lower Tanana,
this was in fact an error--the two languages are more distinct than English and German are, and the only reason some
speakers could understand each other in the first place was regional bilingualism. Tanacross is a highly endangered
language spoken by only a few dozen elders today, but some young Tanacross people are working to keep
their ancestral language alive.
The Tanacross Athabascan Language
Tanacross language learning materials from the Alaska Native Language Center including orthography, sound files, and language lesson transcripts.
Tanacross demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.