Nicola

Historical documents and oral histories suggest that Nicola, or ‘Tinneh’ (Teit 1900), a Dene language, was spoken by a group called the Stwixmxw in the area of Nicola Lake until the nineteenth century when intermarriage with Interior Salish groups resulted in a language shift. There are currently no known fluent speakers of the Nicola language (Kinkade et al. 1998). The only know material to have been recorded was published by Boas (1924).

Boas, Franz (1924)
"Vocabulary of an Athapascan Tribe of Nicola Valley, British Columbia,'' International Journal of American Linguistics 3.1.36-38.

Statement about language health: 
This language is currently a sleeping language.
Language family: 
Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit
Language subfamily: 
Dene (Athabaskan)