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Halkomelem is a Coast Salish language of British Columbia
and Washington state. It is spoken by several different bands of the Fraser River Valley and Vancouver Island, particularly
the Sto:lo and Cowichan nations. Only around 100 people still speak the Halkomelem language and most of them are
elders, but today many young people from the Halkomelem-speaking tribes are working to keep their community's language alive.
Halkomelem Language Halkomelem language samples and resources.
Stolo Tribe Culture and History Information and links about the Sto:lo Indians past and present.
Cowichan Tribe Culture and History Information and links about the Cowichan Indians past and present.
Halkomelem Legends Introduction to the my thology of the Halkomelems.
Our Halkomelem Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in Halkomelem, with comparison to words in other Salishan languages.
Halkomelem Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Introduction to Hul'q'umi'num'
Online Halkomelem language information including pronunciation and spelling, grammar, and dialect differences.
Compendium of information about native Halkomelem plants and animals, with their original names.
First Nations Languages of British Columbia: Halkomelem
Profile and linguistic bibliography of Halkomelem from the Yinka Dene Language Institute.
Halkomelem orthography and text example.
A Sto:lo language and culture program offered by the University College of the Fraser Valley.
North West Coast Keyboards:
Fonts and keyboard map including the special symbols used by Halkomelem and other Pacific Northwest languages.
Halkomelem Language Tree:
Theories about Halkomelem's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Halkomelem Language Structures:
Upriver Halkomelem linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Halkomelem Language Preservation and Usage
Sto:lo Language in the Classroom:
News article on Halq'ameylem language revival among the Sto:lo tribes.
Hulquminum Language Revitalization:
Interviews and analyses about the survival of Cowichan Halkomelem.
Demographic information about the Halkomelem language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Literature and Texts in the Halkomelem Language
Sto:lo translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Halkomelem Proper Names
Chart of Canadian place names in Cowichan and Sto:lo.
Halkomelem Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem
Dictionary of the Sto lo Halkomelem language for sale online.
Illustrated story-book about the real Sto:lo sasquatch, in English and Halkomelem.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Halkomelem Indian language.
Information about the Halkomelem language in Spanish.
Cowichan Hul'q'umi'num'/Halq'emylem Halkomelem and Cowichan:
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