Tłı̨chǫ (Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì)

Tłı̨chǫ belongs to the Northern Athabaskan branch of the Na-Dené language family, and is spoken in the Northwest Territories of Canada by 2,640 people. It is also known as Dogrib, and is spoken in the region between the Great Slave Lake and the Great Bear Lake.

The largest Tłı̨chǫ community in that region is Behchokǫ̀ ('Big Knife'), which was formerly known as Rae-Edzo. There are also Dogrib communities in Whatì (Lac la Martre), Gamèti (Rae Lakes), Wekweeti (Snare Lake), Dettah, and N'Dilo, a sub-community of Somba K’e (Yellow Knife).

Tłı̨chǫ alphabet and pronunciation

Tłı̨chǫ alphabet and pronunciation


Download an alphabet chart for Tłı̨chǫ (Excel)

Sample text

Dii sa naet’aa, dii deh nı̨ı̨lı̨ı̨, dii dè nàgoèhdǫ-le nı̨dè ası̀i wets’à goet’ǫ hǫı̨lı̨ ha-le.


As long as the sun will rise, as long as the rivers will flow, if the land is not moved, we cannot be limited from our way of life.

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Information about Tłı̨chǫ

Online Tłı̨chǫ dictionary

Tłı̨chǫ (community website)

Na-Dené languages

Ahtna, Apache (Western), Babine-Witsuwit'en, Chilcotin, Chipewyan, Deg Xinag, Dena’ina, Dane-zaa (Beaver), Eyak, Gwich'in, Hän, Hupa, Jicarilla, Kaska, Koyukon, Lipan Apache, Lower Tanana, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Navajo, North Slavey, Sekani, South Slavey, Tahltan, Tanacross, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Tolowa, Tsuut'ina (Sarcee), Tutchone, Upper Kuskokwim, Upper Tanana

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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