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Ojibwa, Northwestern

A language of Canada

ISO 639-3ojb

Population  20,000 (2000 UBS). Canada Census (2001) lists all Ojibwa varieties together as 30,505 population.
Region  Southern northwest Ontario into Manitoba.
Language maps  Canada, reference number 9
Canada, reference number 9
Alternate names   Northern Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe
Dialects  Berens River Ojibwa (Saulteaux), Lac Seul Ojibwa, Albany River Ojibwa, Lake of the Woods Ojibwa, Rainy River Ojibwa.
Classification  Algic, Algonquian, Central, Ojibwa
A member of macrolanguage Ojibwa [oji] (Canada).
Language use  Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse decline.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Taught in primary schools. Grammar. NT: 1988.
Writing system  Latin script. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script, no longer in use.