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Encyclopedia > Dogrib language

Dogrib is a language spoken by the First Nations Dogrib people of the Canadian territory Northwest Territories. According to Statistics Canada in 1999, there were approximately 2,085 people whose first language is Dogrib.


The Dogrib region covers the northern shore of Great Slave Lake, reaching almost up to Great Bear Lake. Rae-Edzo is the largest community in the Dogrib Region.



ISO 639-2: dgr


Linguistic Lineage:


Na-Dene


Nuclear Na-Dene


Athapaskan-Eyak


Athabaskan


Canadian


Hare-Chipewyan


Hare-Slavey


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NWT Literacy Council - Aboriginal Language - Languages of the Land - Page 16 (366 words)
The Dogrib language is the only Aboriginal language of the Northwest Territories that is spoken only in the NWT - it is not indigenous to any other area of Canada.
Dogrib is the strongest of the Dene languages in the NWT – 72% of the people who learned Dogrib as a first language still speak it at home.
Although Dogrib could still be considered an "enduring" language, particularly in the smaller communities – it does show early signs of decline.
Dogrib language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (125 words)
Dogrib (also Tłįchǫ) is a language spoken by the First Nations Tłįchǫ people of the Canadian territory Northwest Territories.
According to Statistics Canada in 1999, there were approximately 2,085 people whose first language is Dogrib.
Dogrib language, External links, Languages of Canada, Northern Athabaskan languages and First Nations in the Northwest Territories.
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