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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Dane-Zaa
Population

160 (FPCC 2014). 450 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 1,560 (FPCC 2014).

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 [Latn]. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script [Cans], no longer in use.