Tłıchǫ Yatıì, also known as the Dogrib language, is spoken around the Yellowknife region of the western North-West Territories. Today it is written in the standard NWT Roman orthography. I have only seen one word of the language in syllabics.
Note: There are several Roman Orthography conventions on this site that may require further explanation. On the charts below, there is lots of phonetic terminology that may not be familiar to everyone.
The 2006 Canadian Census (2001 figures in parentheses) indicates 2,640 (2,285) Dogrib speakers. According to Howe and Cook, there are 1,900 speakers of the language.
This is a list of the Tłı̨chǫ Yatiì speaking communities. In parentheses are the English place names followed by the number of speakers in that community according to the 2006 Canadian Census.
Behchokǫ̀ (Rae-Edzo) 1,115
Gamètì (Rae Lakes) 220
Ndılo (Yellowknife) 295
Wekweètì (Snare Lakes) 90
Whatì (Lac la Martre) 285
|bilabial||alveolar||alveolar affricate||lateral||palato-alveolar||palatal||velar||velar rounded||glottal|
|nasalised voiced stop||mb||nd|
|mid||e – ee||o – ǫǫ|
|low||a – aa|