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Gitxsan-Nisga'a (Nass-Gitksan)

Nisga'a-Gitxsan is a Penutian language of the Northwest Coast, spoken by about 2000 people in the Nisga'a (or Nisgha) and Gitxsan (or Gitksan) tribes of British Columbia. Though the Nisga'a and the Gitxsan are culturally and politically distinct nations, their languages are no more different than American and Australian English and speakers from the two tribes can understand each other with little difficulty.





Nisgaa-Gitxsan Language
Nisgaa-Gitxsan language samples and resources.

Nisgaa Culture and History
Information and links about the Nisgaa tribe past and present.

Gitxsan Culture and History
Information and links about the Gitxsan tribe past and present.

Nisga'a Indian Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Nisgaa Indians.

Gitksan Indian Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Gitxsan Indians.



Nisgaa-Gitxsan Language Resources

Our Online Nisgaa-Gitxsan Materials

Nisgaa-Gitxsan Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Nisga'a Language v Gitksan Language
     Brief profiles of these Tsimshianic dialects, with thorough linguistic bibliographies.
Nisga'a Language Dictionary
     Information about Nisga'a-Gitksan language preservation and language materials for sale from the Nisga'a tribal college.
Gitksanimx v Nisga'a
     Nishga and Gitksan orthography and text examples.
British Columbia Placenames:
     Canadian place names in Haida, Kwakiutl, and Nass-Gitksan.
Nisga'a Song:
    Nisga'a version of the song "Silent Night."
Canadian Human Rights Tribute: Niska'a:
    Plaque written in the Nisga'a Indian language.
Gitxsan v Nisga'a
     Demographic information about Gitxsan-Nisga'a from the Ethnologue of Languages.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Nisga'a Language * Gitxsan Language:
Encyclopedia articles on Nisga'a-Gitxsan.
Lengua Nass-Gitksan:
Information about the Nisga'a-Gitxsan language in Spanish.
Nisga'a : * Gitxsan:
Nisgaa-Gitksan links.



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