ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin)

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Language Family: Algonquian

Language known as: Cree

ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin) is spoken by numerous First Nations on the Plains and extends from Alberta westward into a portion of the Northeastern BC and the Rocky Mountains.

State of the Language


First Nation Population Fluent Speakers Understand or Speak Somewhat Learning Speakers
Blueberry River First Nations4011unknownunknownunknown
Fort Nelson First Nation7872unknownunknownunknown
Saulteau First Nations391454100150
West Moberly First Nations2051unknownunknownunknown
Total230754100150
Footnotes / References
1. Treaty 8 Tribal Association (n.d.). Treaty 8 Tribal Association.
2. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2008). First Nation Registered Population.
3. Language Data from Saulteau First Nations (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3414