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Tanaina Language (Dena'ina, Kenaitze)
Tanaina is an Athabascan language of Alaska, spoken by
around 100 people in the villages around Cook Inlet. Despite the similarities in their names (which both mean "the people,")
Tanaina is distinct from the Tanana languages and should
not be confused with them.
Brief profile of the Tanaina with a language map and audio clip of a traditional greeting.
Dena' ina Language Guide
Linguistic grammar of Tanaina with morphology, syntax, and a verb glossary.
Dena'ina Language Institute
Homepage of a Tanaina language learning program, with audio files.
Athapaskan Languages of Alaska
Place names in Tanaina, Ahtna, Koyukon, Gwich'in, and Tanana.
Tanaina demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Kenai Tenaina Noun Dictionary
Tanaina dictionary for sale online.
Kenaitze Director Keeps Heritage Alive
Article on Dena'ina culture and language revival.
Collection of Tanaina mythology and traditional stories.
Knik Tribe License Plates:
License plates from Tanaina Athabaskan bands.
Tanaina Tales From Alaska
Collection of Tanaina Indian transformation legends. (These were the inspiration for Disney's "Brother Bear" movie, incidentally.)
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