Comox of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,200

ROP3 Code: 102277
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Canada

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Majority Located Where

  Courtenay (Comox, Comox Valley A & B), BC - 1,200

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Brief Profile

The K’omoks or K'ómoks, usually known in English as the Comox people, are an indigenous group of Coast Salishan-speaking people in Comox, British Columbia and in Toba Inlet and the Malaspina Peninsula areas of the British Columbia mainland across Georgia Strait.

They historically spoke the Komox language (Comox-Sliammon), and were divided in two main dialect and tribal groupings, which are known by academics as Island Comox and Mainland Comox. As of 2012, "The Island Comox dialect has no remaining speakers," according to Ethnologue. The Island Comox of Vancouver Island now centered in the area of Courtenay-Comox, were historically the greatest and most powerful K’omoks group. The Mainland Comox consists of three groups (which were once one tribe sharing neighboring territories and fishing sides together): the Sliammon, the Klahoose, and the Homalco. For more information, see K'ómoks First Nation.

The majority of Comox are Roman Catholics.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Comox Christians will remain firm in their faith in the face materialism and secularism.
  • Pray that God will call out evangelical Comox to obey the Great Commission by sharing their personal faith in Christ with the least reached peoples in their area and beyond.


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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaCourtenayCourtenay (Comox, Comox Valley A & B)BC1,200