Bella Coola


A language of Canada


20 (Golla 2007), increasing. Ethnic population: 700 (Kinkade 1991).


Inlet on central British Columbia coast, head of Burke channel, North Bentinck arm, mouth of Bella Coola river.

Language Maps
Language Status

8b (Reintroduced).

Language Use

Speakers are 60 and older.

Language Development
Nuxalk College has occasional language classes. There are immersion camps and other revitalization programs. Dictionary. Grammar.