from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting the coastal and island areas of southeast Alaska.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The language of the Tlingit.

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  • n. an Indian people from the coastal regions of Alaska and British Columbia
  • proper n. the language of these people
  • adj. of, or relating to these people or their language

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  • n. a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
  • n. the Na-Dene language spoken by the Tlingit


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  • I could write about the Tlingit woman I work with.

    Homework for White Folks

  • In my recent film, Eating Alaska, I ask Tlingit elder, Isabella Brady, "is there a way for non-Natives who really appreciate being here, to live off the land and not get in the way?"

    Ellen Frankenstein: From Tofu to Muktuk

  • Lydie Jim is an 82 year old Tlingit woman, originally from the Yukon.


  • Sarah Felix Burns was inspired to write this book after meeting a Tlingit woman at university.


  • "I was heartbroken when she conceded to Joe Miller," said Elizabeth Koutchak, 45, a native Alaskan of Inupiat and Tlingit heritage.

    Alaska Sen. Murkowski embraces new outsider status with write-in campaign

  • Part Tlingit Indian from Yakutat and Alutiiq from Cordova, he is his own survivor story, someone who found a way out of a childhood he describes as full of adversity. Wanted: 100 Alaska Native men

  • The stories are a buffet of American folklore, progressing from a Tlingit Indian legend to the Salem witch trials to a 1920s gangland conspiracy.

    The Rancher & the Sculptor

  • That's why Mr. Ellis's asking price is set just above $2.1 million, a sum fetched a few years ago for a war helmet of the Tlingit — another Pacific Northwest tribe — at a Connecticut auction.

    A Mask That Inspired Masters

  • He orchestrates the convergence of two cultures, in two consecutive video clips—one showing David Elsewhere, a loose-limbed modern dancer, moving fluidly in his stark studio to a tribal song; the other showing Tlingit dancer Dan Littlefield, in mask and traditional raiment, stepping with rhythmic deliberation to a contemporary electronic score.

    Artifacts to Artworks

  • The agency is also supporting some social-science projects that are unlikely to reap economic rewards in the foreseeable future, such as the documentation of indigenous languages that are nearly extinct, including video recordings of Tlingit conversations in Alaska and analysis of the grammar of Hiaki, an Arizona dialect.

    Science Stimulus Funds Called Wasteful


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