hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Alphabet

In the 1970’s, the Musqueam community began our journey towards language revitalization and, since then, has invested decades of commitment into documentation, research, and the development of teaching and learning resources. Our community formally adopted the North American Phonetic Alphabet (NAPA) because of its specialized symbols that are designed to be an accurate language documentation and teaching tool. This tool helps us to express, communicate, and document our histories and contemporary realities.

Big Idea:

Speaking our language is one way for us to engage with our rich traditions. We are always working to reverse the effects of colonization on our people.

Look & Listen

Touch inidividual alphabet cards below to hear it spoken