The Wakashan language family comprises seven related languages, spoken along the coast of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, and on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. The northern and southern groups are quite different from each other, but are related.

Northern Wakashan (Kwakiutlan) languages:

Haisla-Henaksiala (Kitimat, Kitimaat)

Heiltsuk (Bella Bella, Heiltsuq)

Oowekyala (Oowekeeno)

Kwakw’ala (Kwakiutl)

Southern Wakashan (Nootkan) languages:

Nuučaan̓uɫ (Nuu-chah-nulth, Nootka)

Diitiidʔaatx̣ (Ditidaht, Nitinaht)


Footnotes / References
1. Makah is closely related to Nuučaan̓uɫ and is spoken in Washington State, directly south of Vancouver Island.