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Quinault Indian Language

Quinault is a Salishan language of Washington state. The last fluent speaker of Quinault passed on in 1996, but many elders remember something of the language, and some young Quinaults are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Quinault Language
Quinault language samples and resources.

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

Quinault Legends
Introduction to Quinault mythology.

Quinault Language Resources

Our Online Quinault Materials

Quinault Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in Quinault, with comparison to words in other Salishan languages.

Quinault Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Quinault Alphabet
     The Quinault tribe's language page is under construction, but you can see some orthographic material here.
Quinault Language Project
     Article by Grace Rowicka, the linguist working with the Quinault people to revive their language.
     Demographic information about the Quinault language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pacific Northwest Language Domains:
    Language map of Quinault and other Northwest Coast languages of Washington, Oregon and California.
Quinault Language Tree:
    Theories about Quinault's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Quinault:
Information about the Quinault language in Spanish.
Quinault language links.
Quinault Tribe:
Quinault Indian books.

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