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Happy Valentine’s Day! To help you celebrate today, we’ve worked with our wonderful team of speakers to share 11 different ways to say “I love you” in the Alaska Native languages of the Doyon region.

  1. Neghw estsen’, Benhti Kokhut’ana Kenaga’ (Lower Tanana)


  1. Ngq’a dist’a, Deg Xinag


  1. Nʉgh estsen’, Denaakk’e (Koyukon, Koyukuk River)


  1. Nekk’aa dest’aa, Denaakk’e (Koyukon, Yukon River)


  1. Naa ihtsįį’, Dihthaad Xt’een Iin Aanděeg’ (Tanacross)


  1. Nughistin’, Dinak’i (Upper Kuskokwim)


  1. Neet’ihthan, Dinjii Zhuh K’yaa (Gwich’in)


  1. Nihtsį̀’, Hän


  1. Niq’a dist’a, Holikachuk


  1. Pikpaġigiikpin, Inupiaq


  1. Naa ihtsįį’, Nee’aanèegn’ (Upper Tanana)



Watch this video to hear “I love you” in different Native languages. Thank you to our speakers: Rochelle Adams, Princess Daazhraii Johnson and her son Aldzak, Susan Paskvan, Allan Hayton, Polly Hyslop, Ruth Johnny and LaVerne Demientieff.

We also invite you to learn how to speak your Native language by signing up for our FREE online language-learning courses at www.doyonfoundation.com/dlo.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Doyon Foundation!