Pentlatch was spoken in the East central portion of Vancouver Island. It became extinct in 1940.
The indigenous name for this language is not known. The English name is an anglicization of /p@ntl'ách/, the name by which the Pentlatch were known to the neighbouring Comox and Sechelt.
Pentlatch is a Salishan language.
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