Ahtna Athabascan is the language of the Copper River and the upper Susitna and Nenana drainages in eight communities. The total population is about is about 500 with perhaps 80 speakers.
The first extensive linguistic work on Ahtna was begun in 1973 by James Kari, who published a comprehensive dictionary of the language in 1990.
Read some common expressions and dog names in Ahtna.
Visit the Ahtna Phrase of the Day audio archive at the Ahtna Heritage Foundation