The Tahltan Language

Tahltan is spoken in Northwestern British Columbia.

The indigenous name is /ta:ɬta:n/, of which the usual English name is an adaptation. /ta:ɬta:n/ is a loan from Tlingit in which it names a low flat at the mouth of the Tahltan River that served as an important trading ground.

Tahltan is an Athabaskan language.


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