Haida, Southern


A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Skidegate, Xaaydaa Kil

7 (FPCC 2014). 6 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). L2 users: 0. Ethnic population: 500 (Golla 2007).


British Columbia province: Haida Gwaii islands, Skidegate.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct). Language of recognized indigenous peoples: Skidegate.


None known. Borderline intelligibility with Northern Haida [hdn]. A member of macrolanguage Haida [hai].

Language Use

Only at formal gatherings. Speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Taught at community-based immersion program (Golla 2007).
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