The Sechelt Language

Sechelt is spoken on the coast of mainland British Columbia, to the north of Squamish, across the strait from Pentlatch.

The indigenous name is /ʃáʃíʃáɬɵm/. Shashishalhem is a practical spelling of this term. The English name Sechelt is an anglicization of /ʃíʃáɬ/, the Comox name for part of the Sechelt penninsula.

Sechelt is a Salishan language.


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