Koyukon

Koyukon

[koi-yoo-kon, kah-]
noun
1.
a member of a North American Indian people living in the Yukon River valley in west-central Alaska.
2.
the Athabaskan language of the Koyukon.
Also called Tena.


Origin:
respelling, after the Koyukuk and Yukon Rivers, of earlier Co-Youkon < Russian kuyukantsy (plural), derivative of Kuyukak the Koyukuk River ≪ Inupiaq kuiyuk

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