Songhees Nation of the Lekwungen People is located beside Esquimalt and View Royal on Vancouver Island, 5 km from Victoria. Songhees is a Coast Salish Nation and the main language spoken historically was Lekwungen. Currently, Songhees Nation is reviewing the origin of its name and many other linguistic details through the Lək̓ʷəŋən Language Revitalization Program. They are the descendants of the Lekwungen people, original inhabitants of a territory that included the British Columbia Legislature, James Bay, Esquimalt, and other areas of Greater Victoria.
596 (as of March, 2020)