Tseshaht First Nation


Our c̓išaaʔatḥ dialect is one of the nuučaanuł (Southern Wakishan) languages spoken on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Over thousands of years our ancestors developed a strong and beautiful language to describe their environment and way of life and belief system. We are proud to share this with you as you begin your journey into understanding our culture.

For more information about our language, please visit:

Our World – Our Ways Tàataaqsapa Cultural Dictionary, Learning Tàataaqsapa SeríesNuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, 1991

We Nuu-chah-nulth peoples have been aware for a long time that our languages were being replaced by English. This dictionary is the culmination of the first phase of the NTC’s commitment to the goal of maintenance of our language.

The link above is a copy of this book.