Assiniboine

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Assiniboin
Population

150 L1 speakers for Canada and the United States; 3,500 ethnic population for Canada and the United States (Golla 2007).

Location

West central and southeast Saskatchewan (Mosquito-Grizzly Bear’s Head), south Saskatchewan (part of Carry-the-Kettle and Whitebear). Also in United States.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Very similar to the Assiniboine of Montana. Similar to Stoney [sto]. Lexical similarity: 94% with Dakota [dak] of Manitoba, 90% with Dakota [dak] of North Dakota, 89% with Lakota [lkt] and Stoney.

Language Use

Mainly older adults. All also use English [eng].

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