nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm̕úcən -- Klallam Language
The Klallam language (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əmúcən) has since time immemorial been spoken on the north shore of Washington's Olympic Peninsula from the Strait of Juan de Fuca inland into the mountains. It is also native to some other nearby areas such as Becher Bay on the south of Vancouver Island and on some nearby smaller islands. Klallam is one language in a large family of Native American languages called Salishan or Salish languages spoken in what is now Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
This site uses the official writing system for the Klallam language. This system is based on the American Phonetic Alphabet, which is also used for other native languages of Washington such as Lushootseed and Colville Okanagan. The alphabet requires the use of Unicode fonts such as Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial Unicode MS, Gentium, Doulos SIL, Aboriginal, etc. that contain the phonetic characters.