Nuuchahnulth (Nootka)


  • Language: Nuuchahnulth (Nootka)
  • Alternate names: Nuu-chah-nulth, Nootka, Nootkans, Aht, Nuuchahnulth, Nuučaan̓uɫ, Nutka, West Coast, T'aat'aaqsapa, Nuučaan̓uɫ, Quuquu'aca,
  • Language code: nuk
  • Language family: Wakashan, Southern Wakashan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 108
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
  • Script:

More information:

    The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribe is recognized by the Canadian government, and the Nuu-chah-nulth language is recognized as an individual language by the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council.

    The dialects of the language are very diverse, so much so that speakers often consider them to be separate languages rather than separate dialects.