Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nation


Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: 'Nak̕wala
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Contact Information:
Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw A Nation
PO Box 998
Port Hardy, BC
V0N 2P0
ph. (250) 949-8343
fx. (250) 949-7402

The Gwaʼsa̱la are from Takʼus (Smiths Inlet) and the ʼNakʼwaxdaʼx̱w are from Baʼas (Blunden Harbour). These groups now live together at on the west shore of Hardy Bay, just north of Port Hardy.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 21 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 210 1
Learning Speakers: 120 1

The Gwaʼsa̱la and ʼNakʼwaxdaʼx̱w peoples speak the 'Nak̕wala B dialect of Kwak̓wala C.

Community Information

Population: 851 1
Internet Connectivity: High-Speed2

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