Menhti Kenaga

Tanana language

About Menhti Kenaga


Tanana Athabascan (also known as Lower Tanana) is spoken in the villages of Nenana and Minto by about 25 remaining speakers. In the past, it was also spoken in Salcha and Chena Village, near Fairbanks.






Kokht’ana dot’anhł


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Thank you

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Updated September 2020. 

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