Language Family: Coast Salish
Language known as: Mainland Comox, Comox, Sliammon
This language is spoken by the Sliammon (ɬaʔaʔmɛn), K'omoks, Klahoose, and Homalco First Nations on the central east coast of Vancocuver Island, adjacent mainland, and the islands in between. Linguists have have called this language "Comox" and "Mainland Comox". There are recognizable differences in dialect between the different First Nations that speak this language.
State of the Language
Footnotes / References
1. Language Data from Homalco (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3159
2. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2008). First Nation Registered Population.
3. Language Data from Klahoose First Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3356
4. Language Data from Sliammon, Klahoose and Homalco (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3230