Athabaskan languages

Athabaskan (also spelled Athabascan, Athapaskan or Athapascan, and also known as Dene) is a large family of indigenous languages of North America, located in western North America in three areal language groups: Northern, Pacific Coast and Southern (or Apachean). Kari and Potter (2010:10) place the total territory of the 53 Athabaskan languages at 4,022,000 square kilometres (1,553,000 sq mi).

Athabaskan
Dene
Geographic
distribution
Western North America
Linguistic classificationDené-Yeniseian?
Proto-languageProto-Athabaskan
Subdivisions
ISO 639-2 / 5ath
Glottologatha1247
Geographic distribution of the Athabaskan languages

Chipewyan is spoken over the largest area of any North American native language, while Navajo is spoken by the largest number of people of any native language north of Mexico.


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