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Colville Indian Language

The Colville Indians are a confederation of tribes of central Washington. Most of these tribes were traditionally speakers of Salishan languages, particularly the Columbia-Wenatchee and Okanagan languages. Tribes represented on the Colville reservation include the Arrow Lakes/Sinixt, Chelan, Entiat, Kalispel, Methow, Moses-Columbia, Nespelem, Nez Perce, Okanogan, Palouse, Sanpoil, Spokane, and Wenatchee tribes. Colville has also been used to refer to the particular dialect of Okanagan spoken by the band originally living on the Colville River, one of the first groups to be moved to the reservation, which was consequently named after their band.

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Colville Language Links

MultiTree: Lakes-Colville Dialect:
    Theories about Colville Okanagan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Okanagan Language:
    Our resources about the Okanagan language (spoken by the Colville, Okanagan, Methow, Sanpoil, and
Nespelem bands of the Colville Reservation)
Columbia-Wenatchi Language:
    Our resources about the Columbia-Wenatchee language (spoken by the Columbia, Wenatchee,
Chelan, Entiat, Sinixt, and other Colville tribes.)
Nez Perce Language:
    Our resources about the Nez Perce language.
Spokane-Kalispel Language:
    Our resources about the Salish language of the Spokane and Kalispel tribes.

Colville Culture and History Links

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation:
    Homepage of the Colville Tribes today.
Tribal Tribune:
    Tribal newspaper of the Colville Tribes.
Colville Tribe History:
    Article on the Colville tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation:
    Wikipedia article on the Colville Indians.
Four Directions: Colville:
    Timeline and links about Colville history.

Books for sale on the Colville Indians
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Raven Speaks:
    A collection of articles about the culture and history of the Colville Confederated Tribes.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Colville.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Grupo Mosano: Okanagan-Colville
Information about the Colvilles and their language in Spanish.
Colville Tribe:
Colville links pages.

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