Ḵwikwa̱sutinux̱ / Ha̱'xwa-mis

Language: Kwak̓wala
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Historically known as: Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwaw-ah-mish, Ak-Kwa-Mish, Kwicksutaineuk/Ak-Kwa-Mish

Contact Information:
Kwicksutaineuk/Ak-Kwa-Mish Tribes
PO Box 10
Alert Bay, BC
V0N 1A0
ph. (250) 974-3004
fx. (250) 974-3007

The Ḵwikwa̱sutinux̱ A̓ (Kwicksutaineuk) people are from G̱waʼyasda̱ms (Gilford Island) and the Ha̱'xwa-mis (Ah-kwaw-ah-mish) are from Wakeman Sound. The Ḵwikwa̱sutinux and Ha̱̓xwa-mis peoples now have their main community together on the west shore of Gilford Island on Retreat Pass.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 8 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 20 1
Learning Speakers: 50 1

The Ḵwikwa̱sutinux and Ha̱̓xwa-mis peoples speaks the Kwak'wala dialect.

Community Information

Population: 273 1

Footnotes / References
1. Gilford Island Soccer Club (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3187

Audio Clip References
A. Ḵwikwa̱sutinux̱ - Hunt, L. (2008, Aug. 27). Interview with Lorraine Hunt.