A CLEBC employee recently asked me how many Indigenous languages are spoken in Canada. Not knowing the answer immediately spurred me to want to do some research, so this week’s post is all about stats, stats, stats!
English Translation: able to reach the bottom.
This week’s WOTW features a phrase from the Klahoose (Éy7á7juuthem) language.
This week we are featuring a phrase from the Gitksenimx̱ language, “Git” meaning “People”, and “Gitksen” (also spelled Gitxsan) meaning “People of the misty river”.
This week’s word is a kinship term meaning “granny” which comes from the Sliammon/Tla’amin (ɬəʔamɛn) language.
English translation: Always speak to your children in your language.
The Yekooche (Carrier) language is an Athabascan language spoken by the Yekoochet’en (people of Yekooche), who have lived in the Stuart Lake area of British Columbia for thousands of years.