Dena (Athabascan) Languages

The language family with the largest number of languages in Alaska is the Na-Dené language family, which includes 11 Athabascan languages (as well as Eyak and Tlingit, see Southeast Alaska Languages).


Dené languages are spoken in Interior and Southcentral Alaska, but can also be found outside of Alaska in western Canada, Oregon and the southwestern United States (where the Navajo language is spoken by more than 150,000 people). 


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