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Kwaiailk Indian Language

The Kwaiailk Indians are a small tribe of Washington, relatives of the Chehalis Indians and speakers of an Upper Chehalis language. The Kwaiailks do not exist as a separate tribal entity today. The Kwaiailk tribe merged together with the Chehalis tribe, and most Kwaiailk descendants live on the Chehalis and Cowlitz reservations today.

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Kwaiailk Language Links

Ethnologue: Upper Chehalis/Kwaiailk:
    Demographic information about the Kwaiailk language.
Chehalis Language:
    Our resources about the Chehalis language (including Kwaiailk.)

Kwaiailk Culture and History Links

The Chehalis Tribe * The Cowlitz Confederation:
    Homepages of the two Washington reservations where most Kwaiailk people live today.
Kwaiailk Tribe History:
    Article on the Kwaiailk tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Four Directions: Kwaiailk:
    Timeline and links about Kwaiailk history.

Books for sale on the Kwaiailk Indians

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Kwaiailk.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Kwaiailk Tribe:
Kwaiailk links pages.

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