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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.
House of Languages: Tanacross:
Information about Tanacross language usage.
Tanacross demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Tanacross Language Tree:
Theories about Tanacross' language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tanacross Language Structures:
Tanacross linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Native Village of Tanacross
Official website of the Tanacross Indian tribe.
Collection of Tanacross mythology and traditional stories.
Books for sale on the Tanacross
Crow Is My Boss: The Oral Life History of a Tanacross Athabaskan Elder
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Compelling autobiography of a Tanacross Indian man.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Information about the Tanacross language in Spanish.
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