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Okanagan Indian Language (Nselxcin, Colville, Nespelem, Sanpoil)

Nselxcin or Okanagan is a Salishan language of British Columbia and Washington state, spoken by more than 500 Colville and Okanagan Indians in the two countries combined.

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Okanagan Language
Okanagan language samples and resources.

Okanagan Nation Culture and History
Information and links about the Okanagan-Colville tribe past and present.

Okanagan Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Okanagans.

Okanagan Indian Legends
Introduction to Okanagan mythology.

Okanagan Legends
Introduction to Okanagan mythology.

Okanagan Language Resources

Our Online Okanagan Language Materials

Okanagan Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in Colville and Nespelem Okanagan, with comparison to words in other Salishan languages.

Okanagan Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Okanogan-Colville Indian Language
     Okanagan language book for sale online.
Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Okanagan and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Okanagan Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

The Okanagan-Colville Language
     Profile and linguistic bibliography of Okanagan/Colville from the Yinka Dene Language Institute.
Okanagan Language Program
     Information on Nsilxcn studies from the En'owkin Centre of British Columbia.
Okanagan Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Okanagan.
     Demographic information about the Okanagan language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Colville-Okanagan Language Tree:
    Theories about Okanagan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Okanagan Language Structures:
    Okanagan linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Salishan Comparative Vocabularies:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Colville, Nespelem and other Salishan languages.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Okanagan Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Okanagan Indian language.
Lengua Okanagan:
Information about the Okanagan language in Spanish.
Okanagans * The Okanagan Indians:
Okanagan links.
Okanagan Tribe:
Okanagan Indian books.

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