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A language of Canada

Population

370 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 600 (1987 SIL).

Location

Northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta, Chateh (Assumption) on Hay river, and Prophet river south of Fort Nelson.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Remaining speakers are highly bilingual in English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Bible portions: 1886–1989.
Writing
Latin script. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script, no longer in use.