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Lushootseed (also xwəlšucid, dxwləšúcid, Puget Salish, Puget Sound Salish, Skagit-Nisqually) is the language or dialect continuum of several Salish Native American groups of modern-day Washington state. It has been suggested that language continuum be merged into this article or section. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ...

Lushootseed, like its neighbour Twana, is in the Southern Coast Salish subgroup of the Salishan family of languages. The language was spoken by many Puget Sound region peoples, including the Duwamish, Suquamish, Squaxin Island Tribe, Nisqually, and Puyallup in the south and the Snohomish, Skagit, and Swinomish in the north. Skokomish is a Native American tribe in western Washington state in the United States. ... The Salishan languages are a group of languages of western Canada and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Duwamish (the People of the Inside) is a Native American tribe in western Washington. ... Suquamish is a group of Native American peoples from western Washington state in the United States. ... Squaxin Island Tribe is a Native American tribe in western Washington state in the United States. ... Nisqually (tribe) is a Native American tribe in western Washington state in the United States. ... The Puyallup are a Native American tribe from western Washington state, U.S.A. They settled onto reservation lands in what is today Tacoma, Washington, in late 1854, after signing the Treaty of Medicine Creek. ... Snohomish is the name of a tribe of Native Americans whom reside around the Puget Sound area of Washington, north of Seattle. ... The Skagit (pronounced skajit) are a Native American people living in the state of Washington. ... Swinomish can refer to: Swinomish River Swinomish (tribe) Native American tribe This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...



Lushootseed consists of two dialect groups which can be further divided into subdialects:

  • Northern Lushootseed
    • Snohomish (at Tulalip)
    • Skagit-Swinomish (on Skagit River and on Whidbey Island)
    • Sauk-Suiattle (on Sauk and Suiattle rivers)
  • Southern Lushootseed
    • Skykomish
    • Snoqualmie
    • Suquamish
    • Duwamish
    • Muckleshoot (on Green and White rivers)
    • Puyallup
    • Nisqually
    • Sahewamish

The division into Northern and Southern groups is based on vocabulary and stress patterns. More accurately, the dialects form a cline.

Some Vocabulatry

*salmonoid vocab

ačuhdádxw - a word that covers all Pacific salmon and some species of trout. sác'uhb - Chinook or King x'uhwádxw - Sockeye Salmon sq'úhčqs - Coho Salmon tl'xwáy - Chum Salmon huhdú' - the Pink Salmon qíw'x - Steelhead puhdkwuhxwic, the Coho season sc'áy't - gills lhičá'a - nets lhiča'alikw - net fishing 'álil ti'ílh tl'usq'íl - spawning season skwuhlúb - body fat tailfin - sč'uht'šáds t'áltuhd - fillet knife Sq´wuhlús - fish dried for storage suhlúsqid - fish heads quhlx - dried salmon eggs tl'úhbtl'uhbqw - fresh eggs slhú'b - dried Chum sxwúdzuh'dalilhuhd - fish with a large amount of body fat xwšábús - lightly smoked

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::: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection ::: (5048 words)
Lushootseed comes from two words, one meaning "salt water" and the other meaning "language," and refers to the common language, made up of many local dialects, that was spoken throughout the region.
Lushootseed territories covered a large part of what is now western Washington, from near present-day Bellingham south to the state capital of Olympia, and from the Cascade Mountains west to Hood Canal.
Lushootseed origin stories also place the creation of their world far in the past, when the world was in flux.
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