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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Nuxalk (Bella Coola) Words

Welcome to our Nuxalk vocabulary page! Nuxalk, also known as Bella Coola, is a Wakashan language, related to other languages like Makah and Kwakiutl. We have included twenty basic Bella Coola words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. If you need to know a Nuxalk word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Bella Coola language site for more free resources.

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Nuxalk Word Set

English (Français) Nuxalk words
One (Un) Maw
Two (Deux) Lhwaas
Three (Trois) Asmús
Four (Quatre) Mús
Five (Cinq) Ts'ícw
Man (Homme) Kwtmts
Woman (Femme) Cnas
Sun (Soleil) Snx
Moon (Lune) Tl'uk
Water (Eau) Qla

Click here to see Nuxalk words compared to words in related Salishan languages: Salishan Indian Words

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