Tagish language

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Native to Canada
Ethnicity Tagish people
Native speakers
1 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tgx
Glottolog tagi1240[2]

Tagish is an endangered Northern Athabaskan language spoken by the Tagish people in the Yukon Territory in Canada. Although the ethnic population is 400, it is nearly extinct; with only one elderly deaf native speaker left (as of 2001).

Tagish is closely related to Kaska and Tahltan. Although listed as distinct languages, the three might better be considered varieties of the same language.

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  1. ^ Tagish at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tagish". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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