Lummi dialect

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Region Pacific Northwest
Extinct c. 2000
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog lumm1243[1]

Lummi (Xwlemi Chosen, IPA: [xʷləmi tʃɔsən]) is a dialect of the North Straits Salish language traditionally spoken by the Lummi people of northwest Washington, in the United States. Although traditionally referred to as a language, it is mutually intelligible with the other dialects of North Straits.

Lummi language is still spoken on the Lummi reservation and is taught at Ferndale High School, Lummi Tribal School and the Northwest Indian College.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lummi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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