|Spoken in:||Canada (Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands), Alaska (Prince of Wales Island)|
|Total speakers:||First language: 45|
Second language: 275
|Language family:||language isolate|
|Writing system:||Latin alphabet|
|Official language in:||Council of the Haida Nation|
|Regulated by:||No official regulation|
|Note: This page may contain IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii ("Islands of the People" and originally in Haida, Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai ("islands on Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent For other islands named after the Prince of Wales see Prince of Wales Island. This is a list of languages, ordered by the number of native-language speakers, with some data for second-language use List of language familiesA language family is a group of Languages related by descent from a common ancestor called the Proto-language of that family A language isolate, in the absolute sense is a Natural language with no demonstrable genealogical (or "genetic" relationship with other living languages that is A writing system is a type of Symbolic system used to represent elements or statements expressible in Language. The Council of the Haida Nation is the Tribal Council of the Haida. This is a list of bodies that regulate Standard languages Natural languages Auxiliary languages Interlingua The auxiliary language ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family ISO 639-2 is the second part of the ISO 639 standard, which lists codes for the representation of the names of languages ISO 639 -3 (ISO 639-32007 is an international standard for Language codes The standard describes three‐letter codes for identifying languages In Computing, Unicode is an Industry standard allowing Computers to consistently represent and manipulate text expressed in most of the world's|
The Haida language (X̲aat Kíl, X̲aadas Kíl, X̲aayda Kil) is the language of the Haida people. The Haida (19th C-early 20th C Indigenous nation of the west coast of North America. It contains eight vowels and well over 30 consonants. In Phonetics, a vowel is a Sound in spoken Language, such as English ah! or oh!, pronounced with an open Vocal tract In Articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a Speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the upper Vocal tract, the upper vocal Formerly linked to the Na-Dené languages, it is usually considered to be a language isolate, especially now that the Na-Dené languages have been linked to Yeniseian in Siberia. A language isolate, in the absolute sense is a Natural language with no demonstrable genealogical (or "genetic" relationship with other living languages that is The Yeniseian Language family (sometimes known as Yeniseic or Yenisei-Ostyak; occasionally spelt with - ss - is spoken in central Siberia  In addition to finding the link between Yeniseian and Na-Dené compelling, this seminar came to the conclusion that the comparison "shows conclusively that Haida, sometimes associated with Na-Dene, is not related. "
While approximately one hundred years ago the entire Haida population was fluent, today the Haida language is extremely endangered, with only about 45 native speakers, nearly all of whom are older adults.  Although the number of native speakers has diminished along the years, according to a 2001 Canadian Census there are now about 275 speakers in British Columbia alone, and with revived interest in the language, this figure is expected to grow. The Census in Canada began with the country's first census in 1666. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C
Currently Haida citizens and friends in all three dialect communities are working to revitalizing the language. In Skidegate, fluent speakers gather on a daily basis to work on the southern or Skidegate dialect and have produced a large series of recordings. Skidegate (/ˈskɪdəgət/ is a Haida community in the Queen Charlotte Islands ( Haida Gwaii) in In Masset, a group of younger learners is working with their fluent elders to reintegrate the northern or Masset dialect into their daily lives. Masset ( is a village in the Queen Charlotte Islands ( Haida Gwaii) in British Columbia, Canada. In Alaska, the community conducts regular language classes for teens and adults, and has built a website complete with on-line recordings of the Kaigani dialect.
Haida features phonemic tone, the nature of which differs by dialect. Tone is the use of pitch in Language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning—that is to distinguish or inflect words In Kaigani the system is one of pitch accent, with at most one syllable per word featuring high tone; in Masset and Skidegate tone is contrastive in heavy syllables. Pitch accent is a linguistic term of convenience for a variety of restricted tone systems that use variations in pitch to give prominence to a Syllable In Linguistics, syllable weight is the concept that syllables pattern together according to the number and/or duration of segments in the rime. All the above systems feature two tones: high and low.