17 (FPCC 2014). 510 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 1,660 (FPCC 2014). L2 users: There are a few L2 speakers, all literate.
Inlet on central British Columbia coast, head of Burke channel, North Bentinck arm, mouth of Bella Coola river.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Nuxalk College has occasional language classes. There are immersion camps and other revitalization programs. Speakers are 60 and older.