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Tŝ'ilʔoŝ, ʔEniyud

Pronunciation Key Indigenous language
tsyle-oss, enni-yoot Tŝilhqot’in
Map location of Tŝ'ilʔoŝ, ʔEniyud

Map location of Tŝ'ilʔoŝ, ʔEniyud, BC

Aerial photo of a mountain range - Tŝ'ilʔoŝ, ʔEniyud

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Courtesy of Sam Beebe


Translation to Tŝilhqot’in is not available at this time. For more information about Indigenous languages in Canada please visit: Indigenous languages - or International Decade of Indigenous Languages -


According to a legend of the Tŝilhqot'in people in central British Columbia, ʔEniyud and Tŝ'ilʔoŝ were once a married couple. When conflict drove them to separate, they were turned to stone and became mountains. They are considered powerful protectors of the area. The Tŝilhqot'in language is spoken at home by over 550 people. (Census 2021)

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