Index of Variant Language Names


The First Nations languages of British Columbia are known by a sometimes bewildering variety of names. Names vary for a number of reasons, including:

The following index lists variant names for the First Nations languages of British Columbia. Each name is a link to information about the language to which it refers. Inclusion in this list is not meant to suggest that a name is correct. Indeed, some of them are unquestionably offensive or refer to languages that do not exist. It simply recognizes that the name is one that you might encounter.

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  1. ᑕᗸᒡ
  2. ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ
  3. Atna
  4. Atnah
  5. ʔAyʔadzhuthm
  6. Babine
  7. Babine-Hagwilgate
  8. Babine-Witsuwit'en
  9. Beaver
  10. Bella Bella
  11. Bella Coola
  12. Bulkley Valley/Lakes District Language
  13. Carrier
  14. Castor
  15. Central Carrier
  16. Chemainus
  17. Chickliset
  18. Chilcotin
  19. Chilliwack
  20. Chimmesyan
  21. Chimmezyan
  22. Chinook
  23. Chinook Jargon
  24. Chinook Wawa
  25. Clallam
  26. Coast Salish
  27. Coast Tsimshian
  28. Colville-Okanagan
  29. Colville
  30. Comox
  31. Comox-Sliamon
  32. Cowichan
  33. Cree
  34. Cri
  35. Déné
  36. Dakeɬ
  37. Dakelh
  38. Dakelth
  39. Dalkelth
  40. Dene dzage
  41. Dene
  42. Denetha
  43. Di:ti:dʔa:ʔtx
  44. Ditidaht
  45. Ditidat
  46. Dunneza
  47. Fort Ware
  48. Gens de Castor
  49. Gitxsan
  50. Gitxsan
  51. Gitxsen
  52. Gitksan
  53. Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en
  54. Haida
  55. Haida Gwaa'i
  56. Haihai
  57. Haisla
  58. Halkomelem
  1. Halq'eméylem
  2. Haydah
  3. Heiltsuk
  4. Heiltsuk-Oowekyala
  5. Homalco
  6. Hul'q'umín'um
  7. Hun'qumi'num'
  8. Hupacasath
  9. Ingenika
  10. Interior Salish
  11. Kaska
  12. Katzie
  13. Kitikson
  14. Kitimaat
  15. Kitimat
  16. Kitlope
  17. Klahoose
  18. Klallam
  19. Klallum
  20. Kiristineaux
  21. Klemtu
  22. Klingit
  23. Knistineaux
  24. Kootenai
  25. Kootenay
  26. Kristineaux
  27. Ksanka
  28. Ktunaxa
  29. Kutenai
  30. Kutona'qa
  31. Kwadacha
  32. Kwagyulth
  33. Kwakiutl
  34. Kwakwala
  35. Kwakw'ala
  36. Kwakwaka'wakw
  37. Kyuquot
  38. Lht'at'en
  39. Lil'wat
  40. Lillooet
  41. ɬək'wəŋínəŋ
  42. Malahat
  43. Masset
  44. McLeod Lake
  45. Musqueam
  46. Néhiyawéwin
  47. Nadot'en
  48. Nagailas
  49. Nagailer
  50. Nahanais
  51. Nahane
  52. Nahani
  53. Nanaimo
  54. Nanoose
  55. Nass
  56. Nass-Gitksan
  57. Ned'u'ten
  58. Nat'oot'en
  59. Nicola
  60. Nisga'a
  61. Nisga'a
  62. Nishga
  1. Niska'
  2. Nisk'a'
  3. Nitinat
  4. Nlaka'pamux
  5. Nootka
  6. Northern Carrier
  7. Northern Kwakiutl
  8. Northern Straits Salish
  9. Nsilxcín
  10. Ns'Klallam
  11. Nu-cha-nulth
  12. Nuhalk
  13. Nuu chah nulth
  14. Nuu-chah-nulth
  15. Nuuchahnulth
  16. Nuxalk
  17. Nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əmúcən
  18. Okanagan
  19. Old Klemtu
  20. Opetchesaht
  21. Opitchesaht
  22. Oweekeno
  23. Oweekyala
  24. Pentlatch
  25. Portage
  26. Porteur
  27. Q'ómoxws
  28. Sékanais
  29. Saanich
  30. Samish
  31. Saulteaux
  32. Sechelt
  33. Secunnie
  34. Secwépemc
  35. Secwépmec
  36. Secwepmectsín
  37. Sekani
  38. Semiahmoo
  39. SENCOTEN
  40. SENĆOŦEN
  41. Sguxs
  42. Shashishalhem
  43. Shooswap
  44. Shouswap
  45. Shushwap
  46. Shuswap
  47. Sicanie
  48. Siccanie
  49. Sikani
  50. Simpshean
  51. Simshan
  52. Sin-alkst
  53. Sinixt
  54. Siwash
  55. Skeena
  56. Ski:xs
  57. Skidegate
  58. S'Klallam
  59. Skwxwúmesh
  60. Slave
  1. Slavey
  2. Sliamon
  3. Sm'algax
  4. Sm'algyax
  5. Songhees
  6. Songish
  7. Sooke
  8. Southern Carrier
  9. Southern Tsimshian
  10. Squamish
  11. Stick
  12. Stó:lõ
  13. St'at'imcets
  14. Stl'at'limcets
  15. Straits Salish
  16. Stuwix
  17. Syilx
  18. Sywash
  19. Taculli
  20. Tacully
  21. Tagish
  22. Tagizi
  23. Tahgish
  24. Tahkeesh
  25. Tahltan
  26. Takelne
  27. Takali
  28. Takhelne
  29. Takili
  30. Takulli
  31. Thikanie
  32. Thompson
  33. Tlallum
  34. Tlingit
  35. Tsay Ke Dene
  36. Tsheshaht
  37. Ts'ets'aut
  38. Ts'ooke
  39. Tsawassen
  40. Tsekanie
  41. Tsekenné
  42. Tsetsaut
  43. Tsilhqot'in
  44. Tsimshean
  45. Tsimpshean
  46. Tsimshian
  47. Tsitka-ni
  48. Utna
  49. Wawa
  50. Western Carrier
  51. Wetalh
  52. Wetsuwet'en
  53. Wet'suwet'en
  54. Wets'uwet'en
  55. Witsuwit'en
  56. Wit'suwit'en
  57. Wits'uwit'en
  58. Zimshian

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