||4,500 in Canada (2001 census), decreasing. Few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 4,600. Ethnic population: 15,000.
||South Alberta, Blackfoot, Piegan, and Blood Reserves. Also in United States.
||Piegan (Peigan), Blood.
||Algic, Algonquian, Plains
||Some efforts under way in schools on the reserves to promote knowledge and use of the language. Used for some traditional ceremonies. Mainly adults. Positive attitude. Most prefer to use English [eng]. Some also use Cree [crk].
||Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1890–1980.
||Latin script. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script, no longer in use.
||Christian, traditional religion.