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Kwakiutl Language (Kwak'wala, Kwakwaka'wakw)
Kwakiutl or Kwak'wala is a Wakashan language of the Northwest Coast,
spoken by around 250 native people in British Columbia. The language has been in decline, but some young Kwakiutls are working to keep their
ancestral language alive.
Kwakiutl Language Kwakiutl language samples and resources.
Kwakiutl Nation Culture and History Information and links about the Kwakiutl tribe past and present.
Kwakiutl Indians Fact Sheet Our answers to common questions about the Kwakiutls.
Kwakiutl Legends Introduction to Kwakiutl mythology.
Our Kwakiutl Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kwakiutl language, with comparison to words in other Wakashan languages.
Kwakiutl Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Kwak'wala language.
Kwakiutl Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Kwak'wala alphabet, pronunciation guide, sample words, and audio clips.
First Voices: Kwak'wala
Database of wordlists, stories and songs from the U'mista Cultural Centre.
Kwakiutl language sample, pronunciation information, and bibliography (special font required.)
Kwakiutl Language, Alphabet and Pronunciation:
Phonological inventory of Kwakiutl, with a sample text.
Kwak'wala Place Names
Map labeled with traditional Kwakiutl names and their meanings.
Sketch of the Kwakiutl Language:
Scanned-in Kwak'wala language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Reversing Language Shift: Can Kwak'wala Be Revived?
Article on language revival efforts among the Kwakiutl Indians
British Columbia Placenames:
Canadian place names in Kwakiutl, Haida, and Nass-Gitksan.
Canadian Human Rights Tribute: Kwakwala:
Plaque written in the Kwakiutl Indian language.
Demographic information about the Kwakiutl language.
Kwakiutl Language Tree:
Theories about Kwakwala's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kwakw'ala Language Structures:
Kwakiutl linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Kwakiutl Indian language.
Information about the Kwakiutl language in Spanish.
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