Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim (Squamish)

[aka Sqwxwumish, Skwxwu7mesh, Squawmisht]

Classification: Salishan


critically endangered


Skwxwu7mesh Snichim-Xweliten Snichim Skexwts / Squamish-English Dictionary

A Squamish to English dictionary released in 2011. Available from amazon.ca and from other canadian online retailers. Contains over 8000 different Squamish words, and required 18 years of hard work and dedication to create. "This dictionary is the first published compilation by the Squamish Nation of Skwxwu7mesh Sníchim, one of ten Coast Salish languages. The Squamish peoples' traditional homeland includes the territory around Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.), Howe Sound, and the Squamish and Cheakamus river valleys. The Squamish language offers a view of modern daily life, and contains the historical record, protocols, laws, and concerns of generations of Squamish people, but is also critically endangered today. Building on over 100 years of documentation and research by Squamish speakers working with anthropologists and linguists, the dictionary is informed by Squamish elders who taught language classes in the 1960s." - From Amazon.ca

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Squamish Nation Dictionary Project

Kevin Liang


Wordlists, vocabulary and dictionaries