Mowachaht / Muchalaht

Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: Central Nuučaan̓uɫ
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Historically known as: Nootka Band (Mowachaht), Mowachaht

Contact Information:
Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations
PO Box 459
Gold River, BC
V0P 1G0
ph. (250) 283-2015
fx. (250) 283-2335

The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations is the union of the Mowachaht and Muchalaht First Nations who joined to form one group in 19351. The main community is now at Gold River but the largest Mowachaht village was formerly at Yuquot in Nootka Sound (Friendly Cove).

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 6 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 14 2
Learning Speakers: 23 2

Community Information

Population: 601 2
Internet Connectivity: Dial-in3

Footnotes / References
1. Arima, E. & John Dewhirst (1990). Nootkans of Vancouver Island.
2. Mowachaht./Muchalaht (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3412
3. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.