17: Tagish area
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|Canada ( Yukon)|
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The Tagish or Tagish Khwáan are a group of Athabaskan First Nation people that lived around Tagish Lake and Marsh Lake, in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Tagish people intermarried heavily with Tlingit people from the coast and the Tagish language is almost extinct. Today Tagish people live mainly in Carcross or Whitehorse, Yukon and are members of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation or the Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
Tagish means "it (spring ice) is breaking up" and also gave its name to Tagish Lake.
There are currently only two remaining people who speak Tagish fluently.
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