Tse’khene

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Language Family: Dene (Athabaskan)

Language known as: Sekani, Tsek’ehne, Tsek’hene, tθek'ehne

Tse’khene (Sekani) is spoken in Northeastern British Columbia starting a little bit north of Prince George, around Williston Lake and westward across the northern reaches of Takla Lake.
Sekani people call themselves "tsek'ehne" or "tθek'ehne" depending on dialect, both meaning "people on the rocks".

State of the Language


First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
Kwadacha1500194082
McLeod Lake2503103062
Tsay Keh Dene140030618
Total14035976162