Language of the Day for 18 August 2013

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Blackfoot [bla]

A language of
Canada
Population
3,250 in Canada (2011 census), decreasing. Population total all countries: 3,350. Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 15,000.
Status
7 (Shifting).
Language Use
Some traditional ceremonies. Mainly adults. Positive attitudes. Younger speakers prefer to use English [eng]. Also use Plains Cree [crk].
Language Development
Efforts in some reserve schools to promote knowledge and use of Blackfoot. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1890–1980.