3,000 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 5,000 (1982 SIL).
Nonpalatalized l-dialect within Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi language complex or dialect subgroup. A member of macrolanguage Cree [cre].
Language in decline at Moose Factory; many young adults have little or no knowledge of it (Golla 2007). All ages. Also use English [eng]. Considered adequately bilingual.
Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script [Cans], uses eastern finals.