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Chehalis Indian Language
There are actually two distinct Chehalis languages, Upper Chehalis and Lower Chehalis. These two
Salishan languages of Washington State
as different from each other as English and German. Today only a few semi-fluent speakers of either language remain.
Since the Lower Chehalis people are working to merge their language with the neighboring
Quinault language, it is usually
Upper Chehalis that is referred to by the name Chehalis today.
Chehalis Language Chehalis language samples and resources.
Chehalis Tribe Culture and History Information and links about the Chehalis Indians past and present.
Chehalis Indian Legends Introduction to Chehalis mythology.
Our Online Chehalis Materials
Lower Chehalis Vocabulary:
Our list of vocabulary words in Lower Chehalis, with comparison to words in other Salishan languages.
Chehalis Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Upper Chehalis Lower Chehalis:
Demographic information about the Chehalis languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pacific Northwest Language Domains:
Language map of Chehalis and other Northwest Coast languages of Washington, Oregon and California.
Upper Chehalis Language Tree Lower Chehalis Language Tree:
Theories about Chehalis' language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Chehalis Language Structures:
Upper Chehalis linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Upper Chehalis Dictionary:
Dictionary of the Upper Chehalis language for sale online (out of print)
Links, References, and Additional Information
Coast Salish languages:
Encyclopedia article on the Coast Salish language family, including Chehalis.
La Lengua Chehalis: Le Chehalis Supérieur :
Information about the Upper Chehalis language and culture in Spanish and French.
Chehalis link pages.
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