Haisla

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Xenaksialakala
Population

240 (FPCC 2014). 21 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 1,680 (FPCC 2014). L2 users: A few fluent L2 speakers.

Location

Central British Columbia coast inlet, Douglas Channel head, near Kitimat.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Kitimat (Kitamat). Related to Heiltsuk [hei] and Kwakiutl [kwk].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Taught in Kitamaat by University of Northern British Columbia since 1994. Speakers 25 or older; no children read or write the language.

Language Development
Dictionary.