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Upper Kuskokwim, Kolchan
Spoken in United States
Region Alaska (middle Yukon River, Koyukuk River)
Total speakers 40
Language family Dené-Yeniseian
Writing system Latin (Northern Athabaskan variant)
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2 ath
ISO 639-3 kuu

The Upper Kuskokwim language (also called Kolchan or Goltsan) is an Athabaskan language of the Na-Dené language family. It is spoken in the Upper Kuskokwim River villages of Nikolai, Telida, and McGrath, Alaska. About 40 of a total of 160 Upper Kuskokwim people still speak the language. A practical orthography of the language was established by Raymond Collins, who in 1964 began linguistic work at Nikolai.



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