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Comox Language (Sliammon, Salhulhtxw)
The Comox or Sliammon language is one of the Salishan family of languages,
spoken by around 400 people in British Columbia, Canada. There were originally two dialects of this language, Mainland Comox (or Sliammon) and
Island Comox (or Salhutltxw), but only the Sliammon dialect is still spoken today. Most fluent Comox speakers are elders, but the language
is being taught to children in the Sliammon First Nation schools to ensure its survival.
The Comox/Sliamon Language
Profile and linguistic bibliography of Comox from the Yinka Dene Language Institute.
First Nations Language Groups at the Time of European Contact:
Linguistic map of Canada showing where Comox and other Salishan languages have been spoken.
Profile of the Comox language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
Comox Language Plaque
Canadian human rights tribute written in Comox.
Demographic information about the Comox language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Comox Language Tree:
Theories about Comox's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Comox Language Structures:
Comox linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Information about the Comox language including a linguistic map of the Northwest Coast. Page in Spanish.
Sliammon First Nation
Official homepage of the Sliammon tribe.
Sliammon Treaty Society
Tribal organization responsible for negotiating with the Canadian government.
Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Squamish and Comox Indians.
Northern Georgia Strait Coast Salish:
History of the Pentlatch, Comox, and Sechelt tribes in Canada.
Canadian Peoples: Salish:
Ethnography of the Comox and other Salishan nations.
Collection of Comox mythology and traditional stories.
Maps showing Pentlatch, Sechelt, and
Comox Indian territories.
Canoeing Cultures: Coast Salish:
Comox and other Coast Salish canoe-building and traditional culture.
Vancouver Island art gallery featuring traditional Comox artwork.
Comox Gambling Sticks:
Comox games and toys.
Encyclopedia articles about the Coast Salish tribes.
Four Directions: Comox:
Timeline and links about Comox history.
Books For Sale On The Comoxes
Sliammon Life, Sliammon Lands
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Book on the Sliammon Indian tribe for sale online.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles about the Comox language and people.
Les Amérindiens Salish de la Colombie-Britannique Salish de la côte Famille des langues salish:
Information about the Comox tribe and other Salish people in French.
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