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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: In the Land of the Head Hunters, Kwak'wala, Kwakwaka'wakw art, Douglas Treaties, Eulachon, Brooks Peninsula Provincial Park, Coal Harbour, British Columbia, Blunden Harbour, British Columbia, Laich-kwil-tach, Kwakwaka'wakw music, Hamatla Treaty Society, Broughton Archipelago, Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Kwakiutl, Tlowitsis Nation, Hopetown, British Columbia, Kwagu'ł, Glendale Cove, British Columbia, Broughton Strait, Smith Inlet, 'Nak'waxda'xw, New Vancouver, British Columbia, Kingcome, British Columbia, Mamalilikala, 'Namgis, Gilford Island. Excerpt: Kwak'wala (sometimes called Kwagiutl or Kwakiutl) is the Indigenous language spoken by the Kwakwaka'wakw. It belongs to the Wakashan language family. There are about 250 Kwak'wala speakers today, which amounts to 5% of the Kwakwaka'wakw population. Because of the small number of speakers, and the fact that very few children learn Kwak'wala as a first language, its long-term viability is in question. However, interest from many Kwakwaka'wakw in preserving their language and a number of revitalization projects are countervailing pressures which may extend the viability of the language. The ethnonym Kwakwaka'wakw means "speakers of Kwak'wala," effectively defining an ethnic connection between different tribes by reference to a shared language. However, the Kwak'wala spoken by each tribe exhibits dialectical differences which may be quite significant in some cases. There are four major dialects which are unambiguously dialects of Kwak'wala: Kwak̓wala, 'Nak̓wala, G̱uc̓ala and T̓łat̓łasik̓wala. In addition to these dialects, there are also Kwakwaka'wakw tribes that speak Liq'wala. Liq'wala has sometimes been considered to be a dialect of Kwak'wala, and sometimes a separate language. The standard orthography for Liq'wala is quite different from the most widely-used orthogr...
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