We are pleased to present our December Native words of the month. Thank you to our speakers Irene Solomon Arnold and Rose Benson (Tanacross) and George Holly, Jr. (Deg Xinag).


Tanana River

Wunenh Nach’ehjêdh = December

Wunenh Nach’ehjêdh deh ch’e Wut’áxdį́hteey ts’enǐinn’ exúnłeen. = December is the month that Christ was born.

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Deg Xinag


Deliq’oy toł = Mountain tea

Ninh, ngoxo deliq’oy toł nidhitlsenh. = Here, I made you some mountain tea.

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For more translations, view our Native word of the month archives on the Foundation website.