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Haida, Northern

A language of Canada

ISO 639-3hdn

Population  30 in Canada (Krauss 1995). Population of 270 reported in Canada Census 2001 may include Northern [hdn] and Southern [hax] Haida. Population total all countries: 45. Ethnic population: 1,100 in Canada (Krauss 1995).
Region  Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Also in United States.
Language map  Southwestern Canada
Alternate names   Masset
Dialects  Borderline inherent intelligibility with Southern Haida [hax].
Classification  Na-Dene, Haida
A member of macrolanguage Haida [hai] (Canada).
Language use  Shifting to English. Older adults.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1891–1899.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Language courses in Haida (1991). Nearly extinct.

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United States

Language name   Haida, Northern
Population  15 in United States (Krauss 1995). Ethnic population: 600 in the USA (Krauss 1995); 130 (2000 US census).
Region  South tip of Alaska panhandle, south half of Prince of Wales Island, Hydaburg, Kasaan, Craig, and Ketchikan.
Language map  United States of America, Alaska and Hawaii
Alternate names  Masset
Language use  Shifted to English. Older adults only. Interest in reviving the language.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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