Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Language & Culture

Click to hear how these common terms are pronounced in Shuswap with the Northern Dialect.

Band Councillor – Tk’wem7iple7

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Canim Lake – Tsq’escen’

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Canoe Creek – Stswecem’c

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Chief – Kúkwpi7

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Deep Creek – Cmetem’

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Dog Creek – Xgat’tem

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Goodbye – Pútucw

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Happy Birthday – Le7 te sitq̓t ne k̓últ-ucw!

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Hello – Weyt-k

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Helping Each Other – Knúcwentwecw

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How Are You? – Lé7-enk

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NStQ – Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw

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Simple Greeting – Weyt-k

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Simple Prayer – Kukstec-kuc T’qeltkukwpi7 te skectec-kuc te xwexwéyt te stem

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Simple Welcome – Weyt-k xwexwéytep

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Soda Creek – Xat’sull

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Thank You to a group of people – Kukstec xwexwéytep

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Thank You to one person – Kukwstsétsemc

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Williams Lake – T’exelc

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Yes, Hello to you too! – Me7e weyt-k

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Yes, I am fine – Mé7e, lél7e-ken

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