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.
MultiTree: Lakes-Colville Dialect:
Theories about Colville Okanagan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Our resources about the Okanagan language (spoken by the Colville, Okanagan, Methow, Sanpoil, and
Nespelem bands of the Colville Reservation)
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.
Our resources about the Salish language of the Spokane and Kalispel tribes.