Lummi (Xwlemi Chosen, IPA: [xʷləmi tʃɔsən]) is a dialect of the North Straits Salish language traditionally spoken by the Lummi people of northwest Washington, in the United States. Although traditionally referred to as a language, it is mutually intelligible with the other dialects of North Straits.

RegionPacific Northwest
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Lummi language is still spoken on the Lummi reservation and is taught at Ferndale High School[2], Lummi Tribal School and the Northwest Indian College[citation needed].


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lummi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Ferndale Native American Education

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