Wakashan First Nations

WAKASHAN FIRST NATIONS are people speaking languages related within the Wakashan language family. There are 6 Wakashan tongues: a Northern (or Kwakiutlan) group that includes HAISLA, HEILTSUK and Kwak'wala, the language of the KWAKWAKA'WAKW (Kwakiutl); and a Southern group that includes NUU-CHAH-NULTH (Nootka), Ditidaht and Makah, spoken at Cape Flattery on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Because Kwak'wala is the most southerly of the Northern (Kwakiutlan) subgroup of Wakashan, the...

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