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Shuswap Indian Language (Secwepmec)

Shuswap is a Salishan language of British Columbia. Only a few dozen elders speak Shuswap fluently now, but some young Shuswaps are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Shuswap Language
Shuswap language samples and resources.

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

Shuswap Indian Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Shuswap Indians.

Shuswap Language Resources

Shuswap Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Secwepemc Language
     Language department of the Secwepemc First Nation, who also have books and tapes for sale.
Secwepemctsin, Language of the Secwepemc
     Article on the Shuswap language, with an illustrated alphabet chart.
     Shuswap orthography and text example.
The Shuswap Language
     Profile and linguistic bibliography of Shuswap from the Yinka Dene Language Institute.
Shuswap Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Shuswap.
Salish Placenames:
     Pacific Northwest place names in Shuswap, Lushootseed, Bella Coola, Straits Salish, Spokane, and Coeur d'Alene.
     Demographic information about the Shuswap language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Shuswap Language Tree:
    Theories about Shuswap's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Shuswap Language Structures:
    Shuswap linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Shuswap Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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A Report on Shuswap with a Squamish Lexical Appendix
     Linguistics book for sale on Shuswap and Squamish.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Shuswap:
Information on the Shuswap language in Spanish.
Shuswap links.
Shuswap Tribe:
Shuswap Indian books.

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