• Language: Tanacross
  • Alternate names: Nee'andÄ›g', Transitional Tanana
  • Language code: tcb
  • Language family: Eyak-Athabaskan, Athabaskan, Northern Athabaskan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 50
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script: Latin script, practical alphabet was established in 1973, sometimes taught in school.

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    Recognized as a distinct language in the 1970s.

    Tanacross is the ancestral language of the Mansfield-Ketchumstock and Healy Lake-Joseph Village bands. It is spoken today at Healy Lake, Dot Lake, and Tanacross on the middle Tanana River. The name Tanacross derives from the English name Tanana Crossing, a ford on the Eagle Trail.