Ktunaxa Greeting to Visitors

Posted on August 3, 2012

Lillian Rose from Lakeshore Resort Campground in Windermere B.C. shares a Ktunaxa Nation word that is a special greeting to those visiting her peoples’ traditional territory.

The Ktunaxa language (also called Kutenai or Kootenai) is a language isolate (meaning it is considered to have no demonstrable relation to any currently existing language) and named after and spoken by the Kootenai Native American/First Nations people who are indigenous to the area of North America that is now Montana, Idaho, and British Columbia.

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