Research Matters #54: Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska

A new edition of the ground-breaking map showing the traditional indigenous language regions of Alaska—and related languages of neighboring areas of Canada and Russia—is now available. It is the first revision in nearly 30 years and was generated with geographic information system (GIS) technology. The map is the joint product of researchers at UAF’s Alaska Native Language Center and UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. This work updates the map originally compiled in 1974 by Michael Krauss, then director of the language center, and last updated in 1982.…

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