The publishing of the Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a first edition of the Nisga’a Language Dictionary is an important milestone in Nisga’a publication. WWNI wanted to ensure that this project was Nisga’a led so left its principal development to Verna Williams (WWN’s senior language instructor). Verna was assisted by Dianna Rai (WWNI’s Nisga’a language curriculum developer). In addition to interviewing numerous elders, Verna and Dianna often referred to School District #92 (Nisga’a) language publications and personnel for assistance and support. This publiction was developed to support Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute’s university level language courses. The Nisga’a language, like many other First Nations languages, is in danger of extinction. With the publication of this dictionary, we hope that it will support efforts to revive and preserve the Nisga’a Language for future generations.
Nisga’a Language CD
Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute now has Nisga’a Language CD’s available for sale. This CD contains 32 tracks which include the: alphabet, hard front sounds, combination letters, buildings, colors and clothing, commands, counting objects, animal and people counting, days of the week, months, emotions, family members, greetings, Haagwil ditxooxkwsim, phone conversation, names & tribes, house rooms, the Grace, the Lord’s prayer, Ts’imilx & Axwt reader, the four villages, and weather.
If you would like information about the Nisga’a Language Dictionary and/or the Nisga’a Language CD contact:
Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a
3001 Ts’oohl Ts’ap Avenue, PO Box 70, Gitwinksihlkw, B.C. V0J 3T0
Telephone: (250) 633-3199 Toll Free: 1-800-980-8838
Fax: (250) 633-2465
- Labour of love by Director of Nisg̱a’a Language + Nisg̱a’a language students
- Research Nisg̱a’a words and phrases
- Provide photographs for words and phrases
- Interview and record fluent Nisg̱a’a speakers
- Available free online or iTunes
- Nisga’a keyboard available for apple users
Please remember to check out Nisg̱a’a FirstVoices* (online + free app download!) FirstVoices – Nisga’a
A labour of love by WWN Nisg̱a’a Language Program, Nisg̱a’a Language Students and Nisg̱a’a Elders!
*Generously supported by First Peoples Cultural Council