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Klallam Language (Clallam, S'Klallam)

Klallam is a Salishan language of British Columbia and Washington state. Only a few elders still speak the Klallam language natively, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Klallam Language
Klallam language samples and resources.

Klallam Culture and History
Information and links about the S'Klallam tribe past and present.

Klallam Legends
Introduction to Klallam mythology.

Klallam Language Resources

Our Online Klallam Materials

Klallam Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Klallam language.

KlallamDictionaries and Language Books for Sale
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Dictionary of the Klallam Language:
    Klallam dictionary available for sale online.
Klallam Grammar:
    Linguistic analysis of the Klallam language.

Klallam Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

     Excellent collection of Klallam materials including vocabulary, soundfiles, and texts.
     Salish fonts for free download. Also S'Klallam placenames and pronunciation guide.
Klallam Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of the Klallam language, with a sample text.
Salish Placenames:
     Pacific Northwest place names in Straits Salish, Lushootseed, and Klallam.
Northwest Tribe Struggles to Revive Its Language
     Article on Klallam language revival efforts.
Traditional Personal Names in Klallam
     Information about Klallam proper names and how they are given.
     Demographic information about the Clallam language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pacific Northwest Language Domains:
     Language map of Klallam and other Northwest Coast languages of Washington, Oregon and California.
Klallam Language Tree:
    Theories about Klallam's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Clallam Language Structures:
    Klallam linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Coast Salish Comparative Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Clallam and other Salishan languages.
*Some Klallam Paradigms: * Klallam Vowels: * Klallam Demonstratives:
    Academic papers on the Klallam language by linguist Timothy Montler.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Klallam Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Klallam Indian language.
Klallam links.
Lengua Klallam:
Articles on the Klallam language in Spanish.

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