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Tlingit Indian Language

Tlingit is an Alaskan language distantly related to the Athabaskan languages. There are about 700 native speakers of Tlingit today, mostly elders, although some younger Tlingit people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Tlingit Language
Tlingit language samples and resources.

Tlingit Indians Culture and History
Information and links about the Tlingit tribe past and present.

Tlingit Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Tlingits.

Tlingit Legends
Introduction to Tlingit mythology.

Tlingit Language Resources

Our Online Tlingit Language Materials

Tlingit Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tlingit language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Tlingit Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Tlingit language.

Tlingit Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Tlingit Verb Dictionary
     Tlingit dictionary for sale online.
Haa Shuka, Our Ancestors
     A book of Tlingit oral narratives for sale
Sealaska Heritage Institute
     Native Alaskan cultural organization offers Tlingit language learning books, tapes, and CDs for sale.
Indian Dictionaries:
    Tlingit and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Tlingit Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Tlingit Language Resources
     Tlingit dictionary, grammar and some texts.
Tlingit Language Lessons
     Audio language lessons and other Tlingit learning reources from the Yukon Native Language Center.
     Alaskan Athapascan fonts for Windows, including Tlingit and ten other languages.
Tlingit Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of Tlingit, with a sample text.
     Tlingit orthography and text example.
Freelang Tlingit Dictionary:
    Free downloadable wordlist of the Tlingit language.
Alaska Native Language Center: Tlingit:
    Profile of the Tlingit Indians and their language.
Tlingit Glossary
     Online lexicon of Tlingit from the Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
First Nations Language Groups at the Time of European Contact:
    Linguistic map of Canada showing where Tlingit and other indigenous languages have been spoken.
Tlingit Indian Language * Tlingit Phonology * Tlingit Numbers * Tlingit Grammar * Tlingit Texts:
    Scanned-in Tlingit language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Language Museum: Tlingit:
    Story about the origin of the Tlingit tribe, in Tlingit with English translation.
Finding My Talk:
     Documentary about language loss and revival among the Tlingit, Cree, Mohawk, and Inuit.
Native America Calling: Tlingit:
    Audio files of words and phrases in the Tlingit language.
Alaskan Orthodox Texts:
    Orthodox Christian prayers and religious passages in Tlingit Alutiiq, Yupik, and Aleut.
Tlingit Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Tlingit.
Tlingit Prayers:
    Tlingit translation of the Lord's Prayer and other prayers.
Alaska Native Heritage Center:
     Cultural and historical information about the Tlingit, Eyak, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples.
Juneau Indian Studies:
    Tlingit language and cultural resources including an audio map of southeast Alaska.
House of Languages: Tlingit:
    Information about Tlingit language usage.
Ethnologue: Tlingit:
    Demographic information about the Tlingit language.
Tlingit Language Tree:
    Theories about Tlingit's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tlingit Language Structures:
    Tlingit linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Tlingit Language:
Encylopedia articles on the Tlingit Indian language.
Lengua Tlingit:
Information about the Tlingit language in Spanish.
Tlingits * The Tlingit Indians:
Tlingit links.
Learning Tlingit:
Bibliography of Tlingit language learning resources.

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