160 in Canada (2011 census). Population total all countries: 260. Ethnic population: 53,000.
North central Manitoba west across Saskatchewan and central Alberta to the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Also in United States.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in NWT (1988, NWT Official Languages Act, Chapter 56(Supplemented), Section 4), restricted official use.
Northern Alberta Cree, Plains Cree, Western York Cree. Nonpalatalized y-dialect within Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi language complex or dialect subgroup.
Vigorous in many communities mainly in the north. All ages. Also use English [eng].