Nuu-chah-nulth Language

Meaning “all along the mountains and sea,” the Nuu-chah-nulth language is spoken by 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations made up of 10,000 members in three regions on Vancouver Island’s West Coast.

NIC’s Nuu-chan-nulth courses focus on developing listening techniques and learning words, phrases and greetings to communicate in the home, the classroom and with elders. Students will learn sound patterns and word pronunciations for conversational Nuu-chah-nulth.

Nuu-chah-nulth courses

NIC’s Nuu-chah-nulth courses are open to anyone who wants to improver their understanding of the language and culture. Note: some NIC language courses are taught in different dialects. See the section details in the timetable for details.

Register in Nuu-chah-nulth Courses

Before you can register in a course, you must be accepted into an NIC program. You can study Nuu-chah-nulth through the following programs, or as an elective from any NIC program: