The Nisg̱a’a language is spoken in north-western British Columbia, along the Nass river and surrounding lands. It is a member of the Tsimshian language family, most closely related to Gitksan – the two are often considered by linguists to be dialects of a combined Nass-Gitksan language; however the two are politically separate.
Note: There are several Roman Orthography conventions on this site that may require further explanation. On the charts below, there is lots of phonetic terminology that may not be familiar to everyone.
|bilabial||alveolar||alveolar affricate||lateral||palatal||velar||rounded velar||uvular||glottal|
|high||i - ii||u - uu|
|mid||e - ee||o - oo|
|low||a - aa|