Bookkeeping: Nootka

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Retired in ISO 639-3: Split into [dtd] Ditidaht and [nuk] Nuu-chah-nulth

  • Change request: 2010-033
  • ISO 639-3: noo
  • Name: Nootka
  • Reason: split
  • Effective: 2011-05-18

Excerpt from change request document:

The Ditidaht Band is recognized by the Canadian government as a Band of the Nuu-chah- nulth Tribe, while the Pacheedaht are recognized as an independent First Nation. The Ditidaht language is recognized as an individual language by the First Peoples' Heritage, Language and Culture Council, which is a Crown Corporation, and appointed by the government of Bristish Columbia to oversee provincial funding for native language revitalization.

The name 'Ditidaht' is commonly used for the traditional language that is shared by the present-day Ditidaht and Pacheedaht, though only the Ditidaht also use the name as an ethnonym. The Ditidaht and Pacheedaht peoples have distinct ethnic identities from each other, as well as distinct ethnolinguistic identities from their most closely related neighbours, the Nuu-chah-nulth of Vancouver Island, and the Makah of the Olympic Peninsula.

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