Nooksack Monthly Words

Come experience our language & culture with us through our monthly series. See (and hear!) an archive of our past words here, and check back for more each month.

January Words:

Selí (Spirit, life spirit)

Selí (Spirit, your life spirit) Sítats (Your soul) Stáchiws (Body, whole body, your person) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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December Words:

Xwen7án7t (Getting dark)

Xwen7án7t (Evening, getting dark) Ts’ólhom (Cold, to feel cold, it is cold) Temx’étsem (Winter, cold weather, winter season) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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November Words:

Slhiyó7lhchalh (Ours, it’s ours)

Slhiyó7lhchalh (Ours, it’s ours) Lhéq (Usually, often) Mesám (Wake up) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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October Words:

Tsewátsot (Take care of oneself)

Tsewátsot (Take care of oneself) T’onoxw (Hear something, learn something, find out, understand) S7á7am (Give as a gift) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language

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September Words:

O7són (To teach, to show how)

Sí7ixwelh (Youngster, children) O7són (To teach, to show how) Níchim (To talk) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language

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August Words:

Sts’imáy (Berry bush, berry plant)

Lhéq’ (All the time, always, usually) Hóhoy (Alone, all alone) Sts’imáy (Berry bush, berry plant) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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July Words:

Q’ep (Gather, collect)

Q’ep (Gather, collect) Xwómet (Paddle) Kwáylas (Tomorrow) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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June Words:

Shíníchow (Catch fish)

Shíníchow (Catch fish) Q’el7mín (Camp) Xwem (Hurry) Jeremiah Johnny from the Culture Department shares the word of the month in Lhéchelesem, Nooksack language.

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March Words:

Syá7ya7 (Friend)

Syá7ya7 (Friend) S7éliya (Dream, to dream) Qex (Much, many, lots, plenty) Tan lálam (My house) Ts’ ísin (Nailed it)

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February Words:

Tamtámes (Any day, anytime)

Tamtámes (Any day, anytime, whenever) Leklí (Key) Yestí7ixw (Old person, elder)

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