Denaakk'enaage'

Koyukon Language

​"Denaakk’e hedohudege’eeh." -
"I am learning our langauge"  - Denaakke'enaage'
About Denaakk'enaage'

 

Denaakk'e (or Koyukon) Athabascan is spoken by 150 people along the central Koyukuk and Yukon rivers, in the villages of Kaltag, Nulato, Galena, Ruby, Koyukuk, Tanana, Huslia, Hughes, Allakaket and Stevens Village. It is divided into three dialects: Lower, Central and Upper Koyukon.

​3-Year Old Preschool Class

Do'eent'aa?

Eszoonh (Yukon dialect) Do'eelstaa'aa (Koyukuk dialect)

Dzaanh nezoonh

Baasee'

Enaa neenyo

Ggenaa'

Nedaats'e koonh

Sodelts'eeyh

Doogh dzaanh dohoot'aa?

Denaakk'e hedohudege'eeh

How are you?

I'm fine

It's a good day

Thank you

Welcome (lit. precious you came)

Friend

See you later

I'm happy

How is the weather?

I'm learning Denaakk'e