Common name of Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Common name Schaanexw
Language Salish
Dialect Saanich
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Canada
Locality Strait of Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Ref. Danko, J.P., 1998
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
2nd modifier
Remarks Name referring to any salmon. The Saanich people sometimes use specific species names, such as 'salmon' to refer to periods of their seasonal cycle. Many of the Saanich months or periods are named according to the fish species being caught at the time.
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