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Online Dictionary: Three Languages

Launched by Sealaska Heritage

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Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has launched a new online dictionary that allows users to search for words and phrases in Lingít (Tlingit language), X̱aad Kíl (Haida language), Shm’algyack (Tsimshian language) or English, and to browse words and phrases, and also to listen to heritage language speakers pronouncing the entries. You can hear a word pronounced by selecting the triangle in circle or “play” image next to the word or phrase.

Platform includes resources for Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages.

“As a people, we have documented our languages and developed the orthographies for the words that describe our oral histories. We have produced materials to revitalize our languages and apps that allow people to browse categories and hear audio. Now we have a database that offers all of that and includes a search function,” said SHI President Rosita Worl, PhD

All sections also include audio of phrases listed by category. The dictionary is available free of charge on SHI’s website, along with its other language resources. Staff will continue to expand the dictionary’s words, phrases and associated audio.