Southern Lushootseed


A language of United States

Alternate Names
Southern Puget Sound Salish

210 (2010 census). 5 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,300 (2000 census).


Washington: south end of Puget Sound.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of registered tribe: Nisqually Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Tulalip Tribes of Washington.


Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, Snoqualmie, Suquh, Southern Lushootseed, Sahewamish, Suquamish, Skykomish.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults.


Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Lushootseed [lut] is the name used by most scholars for Southern Lushootseed, Skagit [ska], and Snohomish [sno] as a group.

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