Wakashan


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Wakashan

(wäkăsh`ən, wô`kəshän', –shôn'), branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic family, or stock, of North America and spoken by Native Americans of W Canada and the state of Washington. See Native American languagesNative American languages,
languages of the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere and their descendants. A number of the Native American languages that were spoken at the time of the European arrival in the New World in the late 15th cent.
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Instead of interposing received ideas between the writer--and therefore the reader--and the work in question, wouldn't Wakashan grammar impose a useful critical responsibility?
The program offers students the opportunity to earn university credit in courses that teach a variety of First Nation languages, such as Algonquian and Wakashan.
In (5) to (8) below, we present parts of the consonantal inventories of Nootka (language 730 in Maddieson's sample, a member of the Wakashan family, Northern Amerindian),(5) Kharia (301, Munda, Austro-Asiatic), Yurak (056, Samoyed, Ural-Altaic) and Nambakaengo (626, Central Melanesian, Indo-Pacific), taken from Maddieson (1984).