Kwakiutl

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Kwagiutl, Kwak’wala
Population

170 in Canada (FPCC 2014). 500 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Population total all countries: 255. Ethnic population: 7,310 (FPCC 2014).

Location

British Columbia, North Vancouver Island and adjacent mainland.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Related to Haisla [has] and Heiltsuk [hei].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Speakers 35 and older.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1882–1900.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].