Gitxaala Nation

Language: Sm̓algya̱x
Dialect: Smalgyax
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Historically known as: Kitkatla Band

Contact Information:
Gitxaala Nation
PO Box 149
Kitkatla, BC
V0V 1C0
ph. (250) 848-2214
fx. (250) 848-2238

"The Gitxaala Nation is a First Nations government located at Kitkatla, British Columbia, Canada in the province's North Coast region. It is one of the longest continually inhabited communities in all of "Turtle Island" which is a reference to all of North America. The ancestry of the people living here dates back to 10,000 years! It is a beautiful and peaceful community that values and respects the ideal location and resources on which the people and animals have lived for centuries."1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 20 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 55 2
Learning Speakers: 8 2

The Gitxaala Nation speaks the Sm'algyax language.

Community Information

Population: 1700 2

Footnotes / References
1. Text copied from
2. Gitxaala Nation (2008), Language Needs Assessment #1002