Kaska is spoken in the far north of British Columbia, roughly in the center on the East/West axis, and across the Yukon border.
The indigenous name for the language is /dene dzage/ "the people's language", but the term /dene/ "people" is not really specific to Kaska. The name Kaska is an English adaptation of the Kaska name for McDame Creek. The same word was also borrowed as Cassiar.
Kaska is an Athabaskan language.
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