British Columbia: Iskut First Nations Dease Lake Tahltan Band (Telegraph Creek)
Information from: “North America” (7-41) . Victor Golla and Ives Goddard and Lyle Campbell and Marianne Mithun and Mauricio Mixco (2008) , Chris Moseley and Ron Asher · Routledge
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
Tahltan is closely related to Kaska (with which it is easily mutually intelligible) and to (nearly extinct) Tagish in the southern Yukon. It is principally the language of the remote community of Telegraph Creek, where there are five fluent speakers and perhaps 15 passive speakers out of a total population of 100. It is also spoken in the mixed Sekani-Tahltan community of Iskut, at Kinaskan Lake. No children are reported to speak or understand it.
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OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Northwestern British Columbia. Telegraph Creek, on the upper Stikine River. It is also spoken in the mixed Sekani-Tahltan community of Iskut, at Kinaskan Lake.
Information from: “World Oral Literature Project” .
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
Information from: “Report on the Status of B.C. First Nations Languages (Fourth Edition)” . Gessner, Suzanne, Tracey Herbertn and Aliana Parker (2022)
37 fluent and 55 semi-speakers. 124 language learners.