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Ahousaht, also spelled Ahousat (/əˈhsɑːt/[1] or /əˈhzæt/[2]), is the principal settlement on Flores Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Accessible only by water or air, Ahousaht is a small community predominantly composed of First Nations people from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation. The settlement is named for the Ahousaht subgroup of the Nuu-chah-nulth, whose modern Indian Act government is the Ahousaht First Nation which combines the Ahousaht, Manhousaht and Keltsmaht under one administration. The other main settlement of the Ahousaht First Nation is at Marktosis.


  1. ^ B.C. Government First Nations Heritage, Language and Culture Council (2008), Guide to Pronunciations for B.C. First Nations (PDF))
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press)

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Coordinates: 49°17′00″N 126°4′00″W / 49.28333°N 126.06667°W / 49.28333; -126.06667