SXIMEȽEȽ (Esquimalt)

FN Code: 
644

SXIMEȽEȽ (Esquimalt) people's main reserve is in the municapality that bears an anglicised version of their name - Esquimalt. Their traditional territory is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and surrounding waterways and islands.

Community information

Internet connectivity

High-Speed[[93]]

Population on reserve: 200[[8094]]
Population off reserve: 106[[8094]]
Total population: 306[[8094]]

Language information

The SXIMEȽEȽ people speak the Lekwungen dialect. This dialect is similar to the SENĆOŦEN, Malchosen, Semiahmoo, and T’Sou-ke dialects.

SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke

Number of Fluent Speakers:
Number of Speakers that understand some of the language:
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Historically known as:

Esquimalt Nation
Phone: 
(250) 381-7861
Fax: 
(250) 384-9309
Email1: 
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LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6379 - Esquimalt Submitted Esquimalt SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA6298 - Esquimalt Nation Submitted Esquimalt Nation SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA6018 - Esquimalt Nation Submitted Esquimalt Nation SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke