The Nongatl belonged to the Athapascan linguistic family and were closely connected with the Lassik.
Nongatl Indians. Significance unknown.
Also called: Saia, by the Hupa, along with other Athapascans to the south; meaning “far off.”
Location. In the territory drained by three right-hand affluents of Eel River, Yager Creek, Van Dusen Fork, and Larrabee Creek and on the upper waters of Mad River.
Population. The Nongatl were estimated by Kroeber (1925) to number in 1770, along with the Sinkyone and Lassik, 2,000, and 100 in 1910. (See Bear River Indians.)