- Nicola language
Nicola Spoken in Canada Region British Columbia Ethnicity Nicola Athapaskans Extinct ? Language family Language codes ISO 639-3 – Linguist List qs7 This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters.
Nicola is the name used for an extinct Athabascan language formerly spoken in the Similkameen and Nicola Countries of British Columbia by the group known to linguists and ethnographers as the Nicola people, although that name in modern usage refers to an alliance of Interior Salishan bands living in the same area. Almost nothing is known of the language. The available material published by Franz Boas required only three pages. What the Nicola called themselves and their language is unknown. The Salishan-speaking Thompson language Indians who absorbed them (today's Nicola people, in part) refer to them as the [stuwix] "the strangers".
So little is known of the language that beyond the fact that it is Athabascan it cannot be classified. Some linguists have suggested that it is merely a displaced dialect of Chilcotin, but the evidence is too skimpy to allow a decision.
- Boas, Franz (1924) Vocabulary of an Athapascan Tribe of Nicola Valley, British Columbia, International Journal of American Linguistics 3.1.36-38.
- The Thompson Country, Mark Sweeten Wade
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Nicola Athapaskans — This article is for the extinct Athapaskan speaking group of the Nicola Country of British Columbia. For the modern group known as the Nicola, see Nicola people. The Nicola Athapaskans, also known as the Nicola people or Stuwix, were an… … Wikipedia
Nicola (chief) — Nicola (1780/1785 1865) (Spokan Hwistesmetxe qen, Walking Grizzly Bear), also Nkwala or N kwala, was an important First Nations political figure in the fur trade era of the British Columbia Interior (early 19th century to 1858) as well as into… … Wikipedia
Nicola Ghiuselev — (Pavlikeni, August 17, 1936) is a Bulgarian operatic bass, particularly associated with the Italian and Russian repertories. He studied first painting at the Academy of Arts in Sofia, and later voice at the school of the National Opera of Sofia,… … Wikipedia
Nicola D'Onofrio — Professed Camillian Seminarian, Servant of God Born March 24, 1943 Villamagna, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy Died June 12, 1964 Rome, Italy Honored in Cath … Wikipedia
Nicola Formichetti — Born May 31, 1977 (1977 05 31) (age 34) Tokyo, Japan Field … Wikipedia
Nicola Ciccone — (born 1977) is a francophone singer songwriter based in Quebec. A Canadian of Italian origin, his first songs were written in English at the age of twelve and later in Italian, French and Spanish. In 1998, he won Ma Première at the Place des Arts … Wikipedia
Nicola Paone — Background information Also known as The Italian Troubadour The Italian Bing Crosby Born October 5, 1915( … Wikipedia
Nicola Tanda — (born 1928, Sorso, Sardinia) is an Italian philologist, literary critic and writer. A native of Sardinia, he studied under Ungaretti and Sapegno at Rome. He was for over thirty years professor at the University of Sassari first specialising in… … Wikipedia
Nicola (magazine) — Nicola September 2003 cover, featuring Yui Aragaki Categories Fashion Frequency Monthly Circulation 231,000 … Wikipedia
Nicola (album) — Nicola Studio album by Bert Jansch Released July 1967 Recorded c. April 1967 at Decca Studios, Lond … Wikipedia