Comox

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Comox-Sliammon
Population

40 (Watanabe and Sasama 2007). Ethnic population: 1,500 (Golla 2007).

Location

British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and coast north of Powell river.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Island Comox, Mainland Comox (Homalco, Klahoose, Sliammon). All use the mainland dialect.

Language Use

Community-based language projects. Older adults. Speakers are highly bilingual in English [eng]. Some in ethnic group speak English [eng] as L1.

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Island Comox dialect has no remaining L1 speakers.