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Koyukon

[ koi-yoo-kon, kah- ]
/ ˌkɔɪ yuˈkɒn, ˌkɑ- /
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noun
a member of a North American Indian people living in the Yukon River valley in west-central Alaska.
the Athabascan language of the Koyukon.
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Also called Tena [ten-uh] /ˈtɛn ə/ .

Origin of Koyukon

Respelling, after the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, of earlier Co-Youkon, from Russian kuyukantsy (plural), derivative of Kuyukak “the Koyukuk River,” ultimately derived from Inupiaq kuiyuk

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