Xaayda Kil Language Resources:
You will find below a list of websites relating to the Skidegate Haida Language and a short description of each.


Skidegate Haida Immersion Program FB page
The Skidegate Haida Immersion Program is an education-based establishment dedicated to the sustenance and revival of the Haida language. The language is a vital part of the Haida culture and must be kept for future generations. This is done through stories, translations, place names, recordings and many other methods used to sustain the language.

In Old Massett, there are less than a dozen fluent speakers, all of whom are in their 70s and 80s. Many of these elders are passionately working to preserve their mother tongue.

Xaad Kíl / Xaaydaa Kil (Haida) Resources Resources
Historically, each village in Haida territory spoke their language a little differently and now many of the dialects are no longer spoken.  There seems to be a lessening of dialect differences according to where the language speakers currently live. Xaad Kíl, is the name for the language as it is spoken in Massett and Xaaydaa Kil, is the name for the language in Skidegate.

Wikipedia - Haida Language
The Haida language (Xaad Kíl, Xaadas Kíl, Xaayda Kil) is the language of the Haida people. It contains seven vowels and well over 30 consonants.

Haida Indian Language

Endangered languages
A project by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity
Haida [aka Haida, Northern, Skidegate], Classification: Isolate · severely endangered.

Four Directions Institute - Haida

Computer Apps/Tools

Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil / Xaad Kil
Haida Keyboards and Language Fonts. Underlined X and Underlined G is better than using the font suggestion.

Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil iTunes App
By First Peoples' Heritage Language and Culture Council
The Skidegate Haida Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database

First Voices Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil
Ga k'aayas gina gii guudang.ngaay hlkuuxiidas ga xaayda kil gaayas idsda siing.gwagad gyin xaayda kil idsda gaagu gas ga. xaayda yahk'ii sgwanang giyuu id sdaahl. Gaay gaaganuu Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil Naay gaasdl gan. The concern of the Elders is that once the fluent Haida speakers pass away the Haida language would be lost from us. We wish to remain true Haida always. This is why the Skidegate Haida Language House opened.

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