Language Needs Assessment: Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations


Funding Applcation: Language Authority and Language Plan Development
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: Wakashan


Organization

Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations
Marie Lavoie, Education Manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Mowachaht / Muchalaht



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 220
Population off reserve: 369
Total Population: 589
Information Source: Nuuchahnulth Membership Clerk

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 20
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (5), 65-74 (10), 75-84 (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 12
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (3), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 557
Number of people learning the language 29
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (15), 25-44 (8), 45-54 (6)

Total Number 589