Nuučaan̓uɫ

The Nuučaan̓uɫ (Nuu-chah-nulth) language is spoken by 13 First Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The ha’houlthee (chiefly territories) of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, or tribes, stretches along approx. 300 kilometres of the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, from Brooks Peninsula in the north to Point-no-Point in the south, and includes inland regions [[Copied from the NTC homepage: http://nuuchahnulth.org/tribal-council/welcome.html]]. Although there are at least three recognizable dialects of the Nuučaan̓uɫ language, they are all mutually intelligible.

First NationPopulationFluent SpeakersUnderstand or Speak SomewhatLearning Speakers
Ahousaht1700[[7955]]
ʔiiḥatis (Ehattesaht)490[[8015]]
Hesquiaht750[[7986]]
Hupacasath257
Huu-ay-aht646
Ka:'yu:'k't'h' / Che:k:tles7et'h'599[[8551]]
Mowachaht / Muchalaht585[[8498]]
Nuchatlaht First Nation172
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation1133[[8394]]
Toquaht First Nation156[[8202]]
Tseshaht First Nation1300[[8465]]
Uchucklesaht Tribe195
Ucluelet First Nation676[[7982]]
Other language names: 
Nuu-chah-nulth
Nootkans
West Coast
Aht
Language family: 
Wakashan