Nooaitch


Language: Nłeʔkepmxcín
Dialect: Scw’́exmxcin A
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Contact Information:
Nooaitch Indian Band
2960 Shackelly Rd
Merritt , BC
V1K 1N9
ph. (250) 378-6141
fx. (250) 378-3699

Nooaitch is on the Nicola River about 10km west of the Canford C.P. railway station.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 4 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 51 1
Learning Speakers: 56 1

The people of the Nicola Valley are called Scw’́exmx B which means "people of the creeks". The dialect that they speak, Scw’́exmxcin, is derived from the same word.

Community Information

Population: 202 1
Internet Connectivity: High-Speed2

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Links
Footnotes / References
1. NIcola Tribal Association (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3101
2. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.

Audio Clip References
A. Scw’́exmxcin - Garcia, Bernice (2008, July 25). Interview with Bernice Garcia.
B. Scw’́exmx - Garcia, Bernice (2008, July 25). Interview with Bernice Garcia.