Language Family: Dene (Athabaskan)
Language known as: Tsetsaut, Ts'ets'aut
Wetalh was spoken in the Portland Canal area of northwestern BC. The langauge is currently considered a sleeping language. There was a speaker of the language recorded in 19271 but there have not been any speakers of the language reported in the past few decades.
State of the Language
Fluent speakers: 0
Wetalh is currently a sleeping language.
Footnotes / References
1. Sterritt, Neil J., Susan Marsden, Robert Galois, Peter R. Grant, and Richard Overstall (1998). Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed.
2. Poser, William J. (2003b). The Names of the First Nations Languages of British Columbia.
3. Boas, Franz and Pliny Earle Goddard (1924). Ts'ets'aut, an Athapascan language from Portland Canal, British Columbia.
Audio Clip References