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Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) Language

Heiltsuk (more commonly known as Bella Bella) is a Wakashan language of the Northwest Coast. Only a few elders in British Columbia still speak the language today, but some young Heiltsuk people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.



Heiltsuk Language
Heiltsuk language samples and resources.

Heiltsuk Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Heiltsuk Indians past and present.

Bella Bella Legends
Introduction to Heiltsuk mythology.



Heiltsuk Language Resources

Heiltsuk Vocabulary
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Heiltsuk language, with comparison to words in other Wakashan languages.
Heiltsuk Phonology
    Heiltsuk pronunciation information.
The Heiltsuk-Oweek'ala Language
    Profile of the Heiltsuk language, explaining the origin of the names "Heiltsuk" and "Bella Bellas."
Heiltsuk Language Plaque
    Canadian human rights tribute written in Heiltsuk.



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