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A language of Canada

ISO 639-3pqm

Population  1,100 in Canada (2001 census). Population total all countries: 2,060. Ethnic population: 3,000 to 4,000 (1998 SIL).
Region  New Brunswick, villages along Saint John River. Malecite mainly in Canada, Passamaquoddy in Maine, USA. Also in United States.
Language map  Canada
Alternate names   Maliseet-Passamaquoddy
Dialects  Malecite (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy.
Classification  Algic, Algonquian, Eastern
Language use  Mostly older adults, but younger in some communities. Increasing interest in the language in some places. Most also use English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1870.
Writing system  Latin script.

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United States

Language name   Malecite-Passamaquoddy
Population  960 in United States, decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,500 to 3,000 (1997 Teeter).
Region  Maine, New Brunswick border area. Malecite mainly in Canada, Passamaquoddy mainly in Maine.
Language map  Northeastern United States of America
Alternate names  Maliseet-Passamaquoddy
Dialects  Malecite (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy.
Language use  Mainly older adults. Young prefer English.
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