In Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́, the language we speak is “Dene Zhatıe”. The name Łı́ı́dlı̨ı̨ Kų́ę́ means “where the two rivers meet”.
Fun fact: Did you know there are five Dene languages in the Northwest Territories? Learn more about these different languages and where region they come from.
Practice the Language
There are five tribal groups of Dene that have evolved into what is now referred to as “Denendeh” which means “the Creator’s Spirit flows through this Land”. These five tribes have evolved their own language and customs and are the:
- Gwich’in in the Mackenzie Delta Region
- North Slavey in the Sahtu Region
- Dene Zhatie in the Dehcho Region
- Chipewyan in the South Slave Region
- Dogrib in the North Slave Region