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.
The words below are taken from the Ahtna Noun Dictionary, compiled by Mildred Buck and James Kari.
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