The Squamish Language

Squamish is spoken on the southern coast of mainland British Columbia in a region extending northward from North Vancouver.

The indigenous name of the language is /sqʷχʷuʔməʃ/, for which the practical spelling used in the community is Skwxwú7mesh. The English name is an anglicization of the indigenous name.

Squamish is a Salishan language.


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