Skwxwu7mesh Snichim-Xweliten Snichim Skexwts / Squamish-English Dictionary by Damara Squamish Nation Dictionary ProjectSkwxwu7mesh Snichim-Xweliten Snichim Skexwts / Squamish-English Dictionary by Damara Squamish Nation Dictionary Project

Skwxwu7mesh Snichim-Xweliten Snichim Skexwts / Squamish-English Dictionary

byDamara Squamish Nation Dictionary ProjectAs told byPeter Squamish Nation Education Department

Paperback | June 1, 2011

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This dictionary is the first published compilation by the SquamishNation of Skwxwu7mesh Sníchim, one of ten Coast Salish languages. TheSquamish peoples' traditional homeland includes the territoryaround Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.), Howe Sound, and the Squamishand Cheakamus river valleys. The Squamish language is critical to theSquamish Nation. It offers a view of modern daily life, and containsthe historical record, protocols, laws, and concerns of generations ofSquamish people, but is also critically endangered today.

This dictionary builds on over 100 years of documentation andresearch by Squamish speakers working with anthropologists andlinguists beginning in the late nineteenth century. The dictionary isalso informed by Squamish elders who taught language classes in the1960s. More recently, the Squamish Language Elders Advisory Group hasbeen involved with and supported the work of the Skwxwu7mesh Sníchimdictionary and language recovery initiatives.

This important work is a reflection of current knowledge and isdesigned as a beginner's resource for a diverse audience oflearners and scholars, as well as a tool for exploration.

Title:Skwxwu7mesh Snichim-Xweliten Snichim Skexwts / Squamish-English DictionaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 10 × 7.03 × 0.95 inPublished:June 1, 2011Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295990228

ISBN - 13:9780295990224

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Editorial Reviews

The more elaborate material is in the Squamish to English part, and includes some cultural and historical gems. There are, for example, single words to indicate a variety of ways to walk. . . Summing Up: Recommended.

- Choice - 2011