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Indian Methodist Hymn-book by Various


The following hymns are in the Chill-way-uk dialect of the language of the Alkomaylum nation of Indians, who live along the Fraser River, from Yale to the Coast, and on Vancouver Island, at Cowichan and Nanaimo. The Alkomaylum, (or Ankomeenum, sometimes called Stawlo or River language,) as spoken by the Cowichans, is sweet and rythmical. The Chillwayuk dialect is harsher and more guttural. The Nanaimos, the Yales, the Sumas, the Kwantuls, etc. of B.C., and the Nooksaks of Wash., U.S.A., each speak a slightly different dialect of the same language.

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