Language Needs Assessment: Ahousat


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2014/2015
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ

Organization

Ahousat
Mena Duncan, manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Ahousaht



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, April
Population on reserve: 800
Population off reserve: 1400
Total Population: 2200
Information Source: Gena Swan- membership clerk prior to current
every year there is approximately 30-40 babies born every year.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 40
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (3), 55-64 (10), 65-74 (20), 75-84 (5), 85 and over (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 15
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (8), 55-64 (3), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 2145
Number of people learning the language 40
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (18), 45-54 (17), 55-64 (5)

Total Number 2200