Nuxalk Resources

Key Phrases
alhalatsicwliwanuks alh ti suuncwt? - how are you today?
axw ku kwmanu!A - Good bye
stutwiniitscwB - thank you
yaw smatmcC - hello friend
NuxalkD - Nation of the Bella Coola Valley
For more key phrases see the First Voices Archive
  • A children's language class is held weekly at the Nuxalk D Nation operated Acwsalcta School;
  • a children's language class is held weekly at the District 49 elementary school;
  • an adult language class is held at the Lip'alhlayc College;
  • the Nuxalk Nation has language audio recordings from 1923 up to cuurent day;
  • and, there is curriculum that has been developed for langauge education in K-4 but this has not been implemented yet.



Community Identified Resources

First Nation Resource Info
Nuxalk Nation1Various sources such as Naders Nuxalk to English DictionaryInfo
Nuxalk Nation1A complete list will be added at a future date.Info
Nuxalk Nation1Naders Dictionary and Teacher GuideInfo
Nuxalk Nation1First voices recordingsInfo
Nuxalk Nation2Nuxalk Part 3 (Hank Nater)Info
Nuxalk Nation2The Bella Coola Language (Hank Nater)Info
Nuxalk Nation2Nuxalk Introductory CurriculumInfo
Nuxalk Nation2Language Recordings (600-700 hours)Info
Nuxalk Nation2A Grammar of Bella Coola (Ross and Saunders)Info
Nuxalk Nation2Transcribed stories (200 pages)Info
Nuxalk Nation2Transcribed prayers, speeches (20 pages)Info
Nuxalk Nation2Nuxalk RadioInfo
Nuxalk Nation3Nuxalk Language classes - adultsInfo
Nuxalk Nation3Nuxalk language classes - children & youthInfo
Nuxalk Nation3Nuxalk cultural programsInfo
Nuxalk Nation4Nater's Nuxalk Part 3Info
Nuxalk Nation42013-2015 Language Recordings - several hundred hoursInfo
Nuxalk Nation4Collection of stories, texts, prayers, and prepared activities (250pp)Info
Nuxalk Nation4Nater's dictionaryInfo
Nuxalk Nation4Nater's teaching guideInfo
Nuxalk Nation4First Voices recordingsInfo
Nuxalk Nation5Dictionary by Hank NaterInfo
Nuxalk Nation5Curriculum by Hank NaterInfo
Nuxalk Nation5SFU Curriculum by Marion IgnaceInfo
Nuxalk Nation5First Voices websiteInfo
Nuxalk Nation5Bella Coola Grammar Book by Ross SaundersInfo


Nuxalk Nation's website language page:,com_wrapper/Itemid,137/

Nuxalk alphabet & font available through Language Geek:

Yinka Déné Language Institute's Bibliography of Nuxalk Language Materials:

Nuxalk Language Wikipedia entry:

Nuxalk Words:


  1. Tallio, C. (2008, June 4). Interview with Clyde Tallio. Interview by Towagh Behr, 43 min. Victoria: FPHLCC
  2. Nater (2006). A concise Nuxalk-English dictionary. Mercury series; Canadian ethonology service, 115.
  3. Tallio, Clyde (2008). Nuxalk Language Archive 2008, Clyde Tallio. Nuxalk Language Archive. FirstVoices
  4. Nelson, Chris (2008). Nuxalk Language Archive. FirstVoices