North Straits Salish language

North Straits Salish
Region Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; Washington, United States
Native speakers
12 (2007–2014)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 str
Glottolog stra1244[2]

North Straits Salish is a Salish language which includes the dialects of

Although they are mutually intelligible, each dialect is traditionally referred to as if it were a separate language, and there is no native term to encompass them all.

North Straits, along with Klallam, forms the Straits Salish branch of the Central Coast Salish languages. Klallam and North Straits are very closely related, but not mutually intelligible.

See Saanich dialect for the phonology.

See also


  1. North Straits Salish at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Straits Salish". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Patterson, Travis (2011-06-01). "Traditional language comes alive on breakwater". Victoria News. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
North Straits Salish language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator
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