Kwakiutl

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Kwagiutl, Kwakwaka’wakw
Autonym
Kwak’wala
Population

L1 users: 170 (FPCC 2014). 500 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 7,310 (FPCC 2014). Total users in all countries: 255.

Location

British Columbia province: north Vancouver Island and adjacent mainland.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Only older adults.

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

Latin script [Latn].

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