- a member of a North American Indian people living in the Yukon River valley in west-central Alaska.
- the Athabaskan language of the Koyukon.
Origin of Koyukon
respelling, after the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, of earlier Co-Youkon < Russian kuyukantsy (plural), derivative of Kuyukak the Koyukuk River ≪ Inupiaq kuiyuk
Also called Tena.
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