Carrier

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Central Carrier, Dakelh
Population

680 (FPCC 2014). 1,380 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 9,350 (FPCC 2014).

Location

Central British Columbia, Stuart and Trembleur lake area.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Grand Rapids, Middle River, Necoslie, Pinchie, Portage, Tachie.

Language Use

Not acquired by children as L1. Speakers are 25 and older. Most children and young adults prefer English [eng]. Used as L2 by Chilcotin [clc].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1995–2011.
Writing

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