čɛčɛhaθɛč – Gilakas’la – Welcome


Audio clip of čɛčɛhaθɛč

A welcome greeeting spoken in Ayajusem, Island Comox dialect of Ayajuthem.


Audio clip of ‘Gilakas’la’

A welcome/greeting that originally meant “I share my breath and spirit with yours.” Kwakwala spoken by Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw First Nations on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Pronounced gay-la-keyus-la

For history, deeper understanding, and revitilazation information about the K’ómoks First Nation language please see the following link to their website, K’ómoks First Nation Culture.