Dene K’e

Dene K’e is spoken in the far Northeast corner of British Columbia, the southeast corner of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and northern Alberta. The language is called Dene Tha’ where it is spoken in northern Alberta and has been known by the English name "Slave". In spite of its originally pejorative sense, the term "Slave" is in often used by Dene K’e people when speaking English and is a translation of Cree "awahka:n" meaning "captive/slave"[[source: http://www.ydli.org/langs/slave.htm]].
The people of the Fort Nelson First Nation are the only Dene K’e speaking community in British Columbia[[1506]].

First NationPopulationFluent SpeakersUnderstand or Speak SomewhatLearning Speakers
Fort Nelson First Nation813[[8245]]
Other language names: 
Dene
Dene Tha’
Acha'otinne
Slave(y)
Language family: 
Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit
Language subfamily: 
Dene (Athabaskan)