Upper Kuskokwim language 

​"Dinak’i hineyash diło’e?". 
"Do you speak Dinak'i? - UK Preservation
About Dinak'i


Upper Kuskokwim is spoken in the villages of Telida, Nikolai and McGrath, where 25 people speak the language. With the help of a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, Upper Kuskokwim established a comprehensive website to preserve linguistic and cultural knowledge of the people of the Kuskokwim River drainage.




Si'it hutsunh.




How are you?

I'm fine.



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Updated September 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.