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Assiniboine

A language of Canada

ISO 639-3asb

Population  250 in Canada (1997 D. Parks). Ethnic population: 5,000 (1997 D. Parks).
Region  West central and southeast Saskatchewan (Mosquito-Grizzly Bear’s Head), south Saskatchewan (part of Carry-the-Kettle and Whitebear). Also in United States.
Language maps  Canada, reference number 11
Canada, reference number 12
Alternate names   Assiniboin
Dialects  Very similar to the Assiniboine of Montana. Similar to Stoney [sto]. Lexical similarity: 94% with Dakota [dak] of Manitoba, 90% with Dakota [dak] of North Dakota, 89% with Lakota [lkt] and Stoney.
Classification  Siouan, Siouan Proper, Central, Mississippi Valley, Dakota
Language use  Mainly older adults. All also use English [eng].

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United States

Language name   Assiniboine
Population  Ethnic population: 1,983 (2000).
Region  Fort Belknap and Fort Peck reservations, Montana.
Language map  Northern Central United States of America
Alternate names  Assiniboin, Hohe
Language use  Mainly older adults. English spoken extensively.
 
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