First Nations Programs & Partnerships

Yukon First Nations Languages
There are eight First Nations languages spoken in the Yukon. Each language group has distinct dialects, and many have more than one community residing within its larger nation. The loss of language is the loss of an enormous wealth of knowledge.

 

Greetings in Yukon First Nations Languages


Language
Greeting
Southern Tutchone
Aishihik
Dákwänī'į yū shä`w ghànīddhän
We are happy to see (all of) you.
Northern Tutchone
Big Salmon
Dàyę yésóots' enindhän, dàkhwäts'enè'in yū
We are happy to see (all of) you.
Tagish
Tagish -
Ta Annugish

Dahts'eneh'įh sùkùsen
It is good to see (all of) you.

Kaska
Ross River
Dahgáts'enehtān yéh gutie.
It is good to see (all of) you.
Tlingit
Teslin
Yak'ê ixhwsatìní
It is good to see you.
Gwich'in
Old Crow
Nakhwanyàa'in geenjit shòh ìidìlii.
We are happy to see (all of) you.
Hän
Dawson City
Nëkhwëtr'ënoh'ąy häjit shò tr'ìnląy.
We are happy to see (all of) you.
Upper Tanana
Beaver Creek
Nohts'eneh'įį tsin'įį choh ts'eninthän.
We are happy to see (all of) you.