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Haisla Language

Haisla is a Wakashan language of the Northwest Coast, spoken today by around 200 people in British Columbia. The language has been in decline, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Haisla Language
Haisla language samples and resources.

Haisla Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Haisla Nation past and present.

Haisla Indian Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Haisla Indians.

Haisla Language Resources

Haisla Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Haisla language, with comparison to words in other Wakashan languages.
Haisla Language Text
     Haisla story with English translation and an audio recording.
     Haisla orthography and text example.
Haisla Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Haisla.
Ethnologue: Haisla:
     Demographic information about the Haisla language.
Haisla Language Tree:
    Theories about Haisla's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Haisla Language Structures:
    Haisla linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Kwakiutl Comparative Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Haisla compared to other Wakashan languages.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Wikipedia: Haisla:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Haisla language.
   Lengua Haisla:
   Information about the Haisla language in Spanish.
  Haisla Tribe:
  Haisla Indian books.

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