Heiltsuk-Oowekyala Language

Heiltsuk-Oowekyala Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Heiltsuk-Oowekyala is a Northern Wakashan language spoken in the Central Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, spoken by the Wuikinuxv and Heiltsuk peoples. It has two dialects, Heiltsuk and Oowekyala, which unlike other Wakashan languages are tonal in character. It has no traditional name so the combination/hyphenated construction Heiltsuk-Oowekyala is used by linguists to describe it. Ethnologue, an authoritative source on language and linguistics, calls this language "Heiltsuk," with the Bella Bella dialect labelled "Northern Heiltsuk" and the Oowekyala dialect as "Southern Heiltsuk." Heiltsuk is spoken by the Bella Bella and Haihais peoples; Oowekyala by the Oweekeno/Wuikinuxv.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136774216
  • 9786136774213