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Wit'at (Witat)

"Wit'at" is an alternate tribal name for the Babine tribe of Canada. It is actually the name of an important village within the Lake Babine nation, and is a shortened form of a native Athabaskan word meaning "fish drying place." Sometimes it is called Witat, Wit'ane Keh, or Fort Babine instead.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Wit'at tribe and language:

 Babine language
 Babine nation
 Carrier and Babine stories
 Athabascan language family
 First Nations of Canada
 Subarctic region
 Native North Americans

Here are a few good books about the Witat:
 Cis Dideen Kat: The Way of the Lake Babine Nation
 Babine and Carrier Phonology: A Historically Oriented Study
 Colonialism on Trial



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