Nisg̱a’a

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Language Family: Tsimshianic

Language known as: Nisga’a, Nishga, Niska', Nisk'a'
Key Phrases
Nisg̱a’aA - Nisga'a
For more key phrases see the First Voices Archive

Nisg̱a’a A is spoken by the Nisg̱a’a people who have four main villages along the Nass River. The Nisg̱a’a are governed by the Nisga’a Lisims Government and have a modern treaty with the government of Canada and British Columbia.

State of the Language


First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
Gingolx Village Government14077680107
Laxgalts'ap Village Government1530148264118
New Aiyansh Village1793131259312
Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw 1213596662
Total1943414669599
Footnotes / References
1. Language Data from Nisga'a Lisims Government (2015), Language Needs Assessment #3633

Audio Clip References
A. Nisg̱a’a - K’eex̱kw (Morven, Herbert) (2008, May 28). Interview with Herbert Morven.