Häł gołan

Hän language

​About Häł gołan

 

The Han language is spoken by just two speakers in the village of Eagle, Alaska and by a few more in Dawson City, Yukon. It is most related to Gwich’in and was used as a lingua franca by several Native groups during the Gold Rush era.

 

Hän has four lexical tones: a low tone, a high tone, a rising tone and a falling tone.

Recordings

 

Nänjit dähònche?

Shänjit hǫzǫ

Dìndąy'

Nijaa

Mahsi'

How are you?

I'm fine

What are you doing?

Our friends

Thank you

Have Questions? Connect with someone here.

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle

Updated January 2020. 

All images and maps are courtesy of the Alaska Native Language Archive and the Alaska Native Language Center

Original funding for this site provided by Alaska Humanities Forum with in-kind support from the Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council. Quyana to the volunteers who assist in keeping this website running. 

This website acknowledges the traditional territories of the many Indigenous Alaskan Nations that have lived in and taken care of the lands of Alaska since time immemorial.