The Tlicho language, also known as Dogrib, is part of the Dene language family and is spoken by roughly 2,600 people in Canada. Tlicho means “dog rib” and stems from the story of how the Tlicho people came to be. Tlicho and English are the official languages of the Tlicho Government, established by a 2005 land claim and self-government agreement. It is also an official language in N.W.T.

Regions Spoken

Between Great Slave Lake and Great Bear Lake, N.W.T.

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