The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Senri Ethnological Studies (SES)

No.44 The Indigenous Languages of the North: A Report on Their Present State

March 31, 1997 Publication

MICHAEL KRAUSS:Alaska Native Language Center University of Alaska

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The purpose of this paper is to provide realistic information on the present state of the languages of the North, their definition (language as opposed to dialect), realistic estimates of the total ethnic populations and of the number and age composition of speakers for each, and brief references to the individuals and institutions responsible for their study.

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