Indigenous Language Map - Ahtna

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. 

Common Expressions

thank you tsin'aen
Merry Christmas C'ehwggelnen Dzaen
my friend slatsiin

Dog Names

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

deniigi moose
genen shaman
kaskae chief
saghani raven
sesi snow
sos bear
tikaani wolf
yakone' red aurora

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