Nsyilxcən is the language of the Okanagan people. "The Okanagan People have inhabited the Okanagan Valley for thousands of years. The Okanagan traditional territories extend from south central interior of British Columbia to north central Washington State."[[copied from FirstVoices nsyilxcən Community Portal: http://www.firstvoices.com/scripts/WebObjects.exe/FirstVoices.woa/wa/enterLanguageArchive?archive=ac6af976a2fe118d]]
First NationPopulationFluent SpeakersUnderstand or Speak SomewhatLearning Speakers
Lower Similkameen Indian Band517[[8501]]
Okanagan Indian Band2034[[8502]]
Osoyoos Indian Band543[[8503]]
Penticton Indian Band1076[[8504]]
Upper Nicola Band979[[8505]]
Upper Similkameen Indian Band211[[8506]]
Westbank First Nation889[[8507]]
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Interior Salish