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Language Family: Wakashan

Language known as: Ditidaht, Nitinat

Diitiidʔaatx̣ is spoken by peoples in the southwest part of Vancouver Island. The language is similar in some ways to their Nuučaan̓uɫ (Nuu-chah-nulth) neighbours to the north but has major differences in pronounciation as well as some vocabulary.

State of the Language

First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
Ditidaht First Nation16397655
Pacheedaht First Nation2300000
Footnotes / References
1. Language Data from Ditidaht Community School (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3205
2. Language Data from Pacheedaht First Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3160