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Han-Kutchin is an Athabascan language spoken along the Yukon River at Dawson City, Yukon and Eagle, Alaska. Han language is a highly endangered and is only spoken by only a handful of elders today.
Slobodin (1963a: 4-4) Charlie Isaac, son of Chief Isaac of the Klondike band said "We and the Eagle people are the only ones who speak our language, I've never heard of any others. We are the same people. We were once one people, who camped in the summer at various places between here and Charlie Creek. After the White man came, and especially the gold rush, we formed up into two villages. The (International) boundary also helped to separate us. We couldn't help it."
Our Han Language:
Drin Zhit Sho-ahlay. (This day to it, you be happy)
THE LORDS PRAYER (in our Han Language)
Nicha' zhazhit nehudek
Other Language ResourcesThe Yukon Native Language Center proiveds information on the Han Language including the alphabet, audio lessons and audio story books.