Language Needs Assessment: Nuxalk Acwsalcmalslayc Academy of Learning


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nuxalk

Organization

Nuxalk A Acwsalcmalslayc Academy of Learning
Dale McCreery, Project Coordinator/Linguist

This project will serve the following communities:



Nuxalk Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, December
Population on reserve: 921
Population off reserve: 739
Total Population: 1660
Information Source: AANDC First Nations Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 17
Age groups that speak the language fluently 25-44 (2), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (8), 85 and over (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 505
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (20), 5-14 (70), 15-19 (110), 20-24 (120), 25-44 (90), 45-54 (10), 55-64 (55), 65-74 (30)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1138
Number of people learning the language 213
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (70), 15-19 (110), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (4), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (1)

Total Number 1660

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