It’s sə̓lílwətaʔɬ!

UPDATE, 3/15/2022: The Nation has updated the orthography on their official site to sə̓lílwətaʔɬ from səlilwətaɬ, and I have updated this page accordingly.

A pet peeve: people generally get the orthographies right for xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, but sə̓lílwətaʔɬ is only rarely correctly rendered, especially in territorial acknowledgments.

Here’s a list of ways I’ve seen it misrendered. Individuals and organizations using one of these spellings: with love, it is on you to do better.

  • Səl̓ílwətaʔ
  • Selilwitulh
  • səl̓ilwətaɁɬ
  • Səl̓ílwətaɬ
  • sel̓íl̓witulh
  • səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ
  • səlilwətaɬ (note: until recently, this orthography was used by the Nation, but they have updated their site to the above)