Gwichʼin is the language of the Gwichʼin people of northwestern Canada and Alaska. It is a member of the Athabaskan language family. The Gwichʼin language is endangered, with only about 200 speakers remaining. However, there is some efforts to revive the language, including a Gwichʼin language immersion program in Gwichya Gwichʼin School in Yukon. Gwichʼin is a complex language, with a rich vocabulary. For example, there are over 100 words for "snow". The language is also known for its use of "speech act verbs", which are used to indicate the purpose of an utterance. The Gwichʼin people have a long history of oral tradition, and many of their stories and songs have been passed down through the generations. The Gwichʼin language is an important part of this heritage. Despite the challenges, the Gwichʼin people are working to keep their language alive. With continued effort, the Gwichʼin language will continue to be passed down to future generations.

Language group

Athapascan languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Gwichʼin, Canada, Latin
Gwichʼin, Latin
Gwichʼin, Canada