Haida, Southern

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Skidegate
Population

10 (Krauss 1997). Population of 270 reported in 2001 census may include Northern [hdn] and Southern [hax] Haida. Ethnic population: 500 (Golla 2007). L2 users: 0.

Location

British Columbia, Haida Gwaii islands, Skidegate.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Borderline intelligibility with Northern Haida [hdn]. A member of macrolanguage Haida [hai].

Language Use

Taught at community-based immersion program (Golla 2007). Only at formal gatherings. Speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.