Nłeʔkepmxcín D is spoken along the Fraser River from Spuzzum to Lytton, as well as around the Thompson River and in the Nicola Valley. The Nłeʔkepmx A peoples and language are often referred to as the Thompson in older literature.
"About ten percent of our population speak and think in the language fluently but many more are actively learning it".1
|First Nation||Population||Fluent Speakers||Understand or Speak Somewhat||Learning Speakers|
|Ashcroft Indian Band2||229||3||20||2|
|Boston Bar First Nation 4||303||3||2||4|
|Kanaka Bar Indian Band3||204||2||4||0|
|Lower Nicola Indian Band5||1057||26||105||77|
|Lytton First Nation3||1847||36||43||80|
|Nicomen Indian Band7||123||3||7||52|
|Oregon Jack Creek Band3||62||0||1||0|
|Siska Indian Band9||303||6||38||40|
|Skuppah Indian Band3||102||1||0||1|
|Spuzzum First Nation3||210||0||6||3|
The Scw’́exmx G, "people of the creeks", speaks a different dialect from the other Nłeʔkepmxcín speaking peoples. Their territories are in areas around the town of Merritt and Nicola Lake.