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Babine-Witsuwiten (Northern Carrier, Nadot'en, Natooten, Takla)

Babine-Witsuwit'en is an Athabascan language spoken by around 500 people in British Columbia. Babine is related to Carrier and is commonly referred to as a dialect of Carrier, but monolingual speakers of the two languages cannot understand each other well, and most linguists regard them as distinct languages.

Like most Athabaskan languages, Babine-Witsuwit'en is a tone language with SOV word order, but tonality is not as important a part of the Babine-Witsuwit'en language as it is in some Athabaskan languages.





Babine Language
Babine language samples and resources.

Babine Culture and History
Information and links about the Babine-Wetsuwit'en tribe past and present.



Babine-Witsuwit'en Language Resources

Our Online Babine-Witsuwit'en Materials

Babine-Witsuwit'en Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Nadot'en language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Babine-Witsuwit'en Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Babine words.
Babine-Witsuwit'en Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Babine-Witsuwiten language.
Babine-Witsuwit'en Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Babine-Witsuwiten language.
Babine-Witsuwit'en Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Babine-Witsuwiten language.

Babine Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Witsuwit’en Words for the Land:
    Vocabulary lists of terrain-related words in the Babine-Witsuwit'en language.
House of Languages: Babine-Witsuwit'en
     Information about Babine language usage.
Babine Language:
    Babine demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Babine-Wetsuwet'en:
    Brief profile of the Babine language, with a thorough linguistic bibliography.
Nat'ooten-Witsuwit'en Keyboard:
    Software for typing in the Babine-Witsuwit-en language, for Windows and Mac.
Babine Language Tree:
    Theories about Babine's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Babine Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Babine and Carrier Phonology: A Historically Oriented Study:
    Linguistics text on the Carrier and Babine languages for sale online.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
    Babine and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Babine-Witsuwit'en:
Encyclopedia articles on the Babine Wits'uwit'en language.
La Lengua Babines:
Information about Babine-Witsuwit'en in Spanish.
The Carriers:
Carrier and Babine-Witsuwiten links.



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