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Language Family: Tsimshianic

Language known as: Nisga’a, Nishga, Niska', Nisk'a'
Key Phrases
Nisg̱a’aA - Nisga'a
For more key phrases see the First Voices Archive

Nisg̱a’a A is spoken by the Nisg̱a’a people who have four main villages along the Nass River. The Nisg̱a’a are governed by the Nisga’a Lisims Government and have a modern treaty with the government of Canada and British Columbia.

State of the Language

First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
Gingolx Village Government11942375838142
Laxgalts'ap Village Government11695321742154
New Aiyansh Village2140010010090
Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw 13916118689
Footnotes / References
1. Language Data from Nisga'a Heritage Preservation Society (NHPS) and Nisga'a SD 92 (2012), Language Needs Assessment #2486
2. Language Data from Nisga'a Ts'amiks Vancouver Society (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3389

Audio Clip References
A. Nisg̱a’a - K’eex̱kw (Morven, Herbert) (2008, May 28). Interview with Herbert Morven.