35,000 (1982 SIL). Ethnic population: 53,000 (1982 SIL).
Far north Manitoba into Saskatchewan, inland southwest from Churchill.
Nonpalatalized th-dialect within Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi language complex or dialect subgroup. A member of macrolanguage Cree [cre].
Vigorous. All ages. Also use English [eng].
Use of Roman orthography has been gaining ground at the expense of the older syllabic system, due to university language and teacher education programs (Golla 2007).