North Straits Salish language
|North Straits Salish|
|Region||Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; Washington, United States|
|105 (2016 census)|
North Straits Salish is a Salish language which includes the dialects of
- Lummi (also known as Xwlemiʼchosen, xʷləmiʔčósən) (†)
- Saanich (also known as SENĆOŦEN, sənčáθən, sénəčqən)
- Samish (also known as Siʔneməš) (†)
- Semiahmoo (SEMYOME) (also known as Tah-tu-lo) (†)
- T'sou-ke or Sooke (also known as Tʼsou-ke, c̓awk) (†)
- Songhees (also known as Lək̓ʷəŋín̓əŋ or Lekwungen or Songish), three speakers (2011)
Although they are mutually intelligible, each dialect is traditionally referred to as if it were a separate language, and there is no native term to encompass them all.
See Saanich dialect for the phonology.
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- Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Aboriginal Mother Tongue (90)". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Northern Straits Salish". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Patterson, Travis (2011-06-01). "Traditional language comes alive on breakwater". Victoria News. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
|North Straits Salish language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|