Beaver is spoken in the Northeastern part of British Columbia as well as the adjacent part of Alberta. It is an Athabaskan language.
Beaver people call themselves Dunneza [dʌnneza] "the real (prototypical) people". The usual English term Beaver is a translation of the name used by several of their neighbours, e.g. Dakelh tsat'en and Plains Cree amiskiwiyiniw. In French they are known as the Gens de Castor "People of the Beaver".
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