čɛčɛhaθɛč – Gilakas’la – Welcome

Pronounced gay-la-keyus-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

Audio clip of ‘Gilakas’la’

Audio clip of ‘Welcome’ and ‘čɛčɛhaθɛč’