ʼNa̱mǥis First Nation

Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: Kwak'wala
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Historically known as: Nimpkish

Contact Information:
Namgis First Nation
PO Box 210
Alert Bay, BC
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ph. (250) 974-5556
fx. (250) 974-5900

The ʼNa̱mǥis A originally lived at a site called Xwa̱lkw (Cheslakees) but they now live in Alert Bay.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 35 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 45 1
Learning Speakers: 100 1

The Namgis First Nation speaks the Kwak'wala language.

Community Information

Population: 1700 1

Footnotes / References
1. Sanala Research Team - 'Namgis First Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3207

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