Hul’q’umi’num’ to English Dictionary

This material is based on research projects carried out by Prof. Tom Hukari, Ruby Peter, and various Elders in the Hul’q'umi’num’ speaking community from the early 1970s on into the 1990s. Special thanks go to the Cowichan Tribes for their participation in the 1990s and to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for numerous supporting grants. Huy tseep q’u to all Elders who shared their knowledge of Hul’q'umi’num’.

It was transliterated into practical orthography and re-formatted by Donna Gerdts in May 2013. Please report any corrections, comments, or additions to This file is for sharing with all Hul’q'umi’num’ people. This work is designed to be used electronically, not printed and distributed. We hope that this will help with efforts to read, write, and speak the language, as well as to develop teaching materials and to help study the structure of Hul’q'umi’num’.

All Hul’q’umi’num’ data is in Arial font, while English is in Times. To search for words in just one language, please select font in the find function.

Because it is based on phonetic files, the alphabetization reflects the equivalent phonetic symbol.

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