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Language Family: Dene (Athabaskan)

Language known as: Sekani, Tsek’ehne, Tsek’hene, tθek'ehne

Tse’khene (Sekani) is spoken in Northeastern British Columbia starting a little bit north of Prince George, around Williston Lake and westward across the northern reaches of Takla Lake.

Sekani people call themselves "tsek'ehne" or "tθek'ehne" depending on dialect, both meaning "people on the rocks".

State of the Language

First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
McLeod Lake2503103062
Tsay Keh Dene140030618
Footnotes / References
1. Language Data from Tsay Keh Dene First Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3450
2. Language Data from McLeod Lake Indian Band (2012), Language Needs Assessment #2732