Lower Chehalis language

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Lower Chehalis
Łəw̓ál̕məš
Native to United States
Region south of Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Ethnicity Chehalis people
Extinct (date missing)[1]
Salishan
  • Coast
    • Tsamosan
      • Maritime
        • Lower Chehalis
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cea
Glottolog lowe1427[2]

Lower Chehalis (Łəw̓ál̕məš) is a member of the Tsamosan (or Olympic Peninsula) branch of the Coast Salish family of Salishan languages. In some classifications, Lower Chehalis is placed closer to Quinault than it is to Upper Chehalis.

References

  1. ^ Lower Chehalis at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lower Chehalis". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


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