Salishan Submitted Place Names

Salishan names are used by the Salish people of the western United States and Canada.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Bella Bella (Settlement) Salishan
Town in British Columbia, Canada. Named after the Bella Bella people, also known as the Heiltsuk.
Bella Coola (Region & Settlement) Salishan (Anglicized)
Town and valley in British Columbia, Canada. From the Heiltsuk word bḷ́xʷlá, meaning "someone from Bella Coola", referring to the general ethnic group in the area
Kalispell (Other) Salishan (Rare)
The name Kalispell is a Salishan (Salish) word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
Kamloops (Settlement) Salishan (Anglicized)
From the Shuswap word Tk'emlúps, meaning "where the rivers meet"
Kelowna (Settlement) Salishan
Name of a large town in British Columbia, from the Okanagan word kelowna, meaning "grizzly bear"
Kootenay (Other) Salishan (Anglicized)
National park in British Columbia, Canada. The name is derived from the Kutenai people of the area. Their name either means "to eat lean meat', or "to go out into the open".
Missoula (Settlement) Salishan (Anglicized)
City in Montana, United States. From the Salish word 'nmesuletkw', meaning "place of frozen water".
Okanagan (Region & Body of Water) Salishan
Region and lake in Canada, named after the Okanagan people. Means "the people living where you can see the top", due to the many mountains in the area.
Osoyoos (Other) Salishan
Name of Canada's only desert, in British Columbia. From the Okanagan word sẁiẁs, meaning "narrowing of the waters" .
Penticton (Settlement) Salishan (Anglicized)
Town in British Columbia, Canada. From the Okanagan word snpintktn or phthauntauc, meaning "a place to stay forever".