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First Voices: A Kwak'wala language resource

Kwakwaka'wakw Territories, September 8 2020 - Lemare office staff were given a drop-in language lesson today from a Kwakwaka'wakw Elder, and we asked permission to share this resource: https://www.firstvoices.com/explore/FV/sections/Data/Kwak'wala/Kwak̓wala/Kwak̓wala



First Voices is a website that supports language, learning and pronunciations.


Here are some basics to get you started on the Kwak'wala journey:


Gila’kasla

Means “Thank you”/ “Welcome” gay-la-key-us-la

(say the key and us parts quickly, together)


Wik’sas?

Means “How are you?” when talking to an individual week-suss

Ix’man

Means “I’m fine”

eek-mun