keyohᗸᘏᑋkejohNterritory, village, country, trapline, town
 

The principal and traditional meaning is the area of which a certain group of people, basically an extended family group, are the stewards and in which they have the primary rights of usufruct. It is also applied to designate areas such as countries and settlements such as villages and towns. It is also used to designate a trapline in the non-native sense, that is the area within which a certain person has the right to trap, but the common translation ‟trapline” is misleading both in that it is not restricted to the right to trap and in that it is independent of the provincial system of trapline registration. Indeed, one source of disparity between provincially registered traplines and keyoh is that provincially registered traplines are held by a single individual who for many years had to be male, while keyoh are held corporately and the chief steward may be female.


(1)
Dukeyohts'iwhenaja.
his own countrytohe returned
He went back to his country.
  


(2)
Nekeyoh'uhoont'oh.
our (3+) territoryit [wh-class] is
It is our country.
  


(3) Nekeyoh dune lhan. `Our village has many people.'


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