Deg Xinag is a Northern Athabaskan language spoken in Alaska


The Deg Hit’an (also known as Deg Hitan, Degexit’an, and Kaiyuhkhotana) are a group of Northern Athabascan peoples in Alaska. Their native language is called Deg Xinag.

The Deg Hitan reside in Alaska along the Anvik River in Anvik, along the Innoko River in Shageluk, and at Holy Cross along the lower Yukon River.

The older name Ingalik (from Yup’ik Ingqiliq “Indian”) and its derivatives are offensive to the Deg Hit’an.

The Deg Hit’an are members of the federally recognized Alaska Native tribes of Anvik Village, Shageluk Native Village, and Holy Cross Village.