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Ojibwa, Western

A language of Canada

ISO 639-3ojw

Population  10,000 (2002 W. Poser). Canada Census (2001) lists all Ojibwa varieties together as 30,505 population. Ethnic population: 60,000 (1997 SIL).
Region  West from Lake Winnipeg into Saskatchewan with groups as far west as British Colombia.
Language maps  Canada, reference number 12
Canada, reference number 3
Canada, reference number 4
Southwestern Canada
Alternate names   Ojibway, Ojibwe, Plains Ojibway, Saulteaux
Classification  Algic, Algonquian, Central, Ojibwa
A member of macrolanguage Ojibwa [oji] (Canada).
Language use  Vigorous in most areas. In some areas young people and children prefer English. All ages.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 30%–60%.
Writing system  Latin script. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script, no longer in use.