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Shuswap

Shuswap (shōˈswäp) [key], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American languages). In the mid-19th cent. they lived in S British Columbia on the Fraser River and numbered some 7,000. The Shuswap, numbering about 5,000 in 1991, now live on reserves in British Columbia.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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