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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw<ref>"The Kwakʼwala Speaking Tribes", U’mista Cultural Centre. Retrieved November 21 2013</ref><ref>First Voices: Kwak̓wala Community Portal Retrieved November 21, 2013</ref> (Kwak'wala pronunciation in )<ref>National Museum of the American Indian Retrieved December 15, 2014.</ref><ref>University of British Columbia Totem Park House Names Retrieved December 15, 2014.</ref><ref>Ministry of Education, Government of British Columbia Website Retrieved December 15, 2014.</ref><ref>Ministry of Education, Government of British Columbia Website Retrieved December 15, 2014.</ref> are a Pacific Northwest Coast indigenous people. Their current population is approximately 5,500. Most live in British Columbia on northern Vancouver Island and the adjoining mainland, and on islands around Johnstone Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait. Some also live outside their homelands in urban areas such as Victoria and Vancouver.

Their language, now spoken by less than 50% of the population, consists of four dialects of what is commonly referred to as Kwak'wala. These dialects are Kwak̓wala, ’Nak̓wala, G̱uc̓ala and T̓łat̓łasik̓wala.<ref>Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw/Kʷakʷəkəw̓akʷ Communities, LanguageGeek.com Retrieved April 6, 2013.</ref> The name Kwakwaka'wakw translates as "The-Kwak̓wala-Speaking-People," and numerous distinct peoples and communities form the Kwakwaka'wakw. They are today politically organized into 13 band governments. They have historically been referred to by non-Natives as the Kwakiutl {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, or Kwagu'ł, although this is but one of the Kwakwaka'wakw nations.


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