ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A new website was launched Saturday in an effort to bring back Alaska's first lost language. The language of Eyak was declared extinct three years ago when its last native speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died.
But the Eyak Language Project website, which was launched early Saturday morning, will educate people on the lost language. Each Sunday, the site will feature a word of the week from archived recordings of Jones speaking the language.
Other materials about Eyak will be available on the website.