Bella Coola


A language of Canada

Alternate Names

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.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Nuxalk College has occasional language classes. There are immersion camps and other revitalization programs. Speakers are 60 and older.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.