Haida, Northern

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Masset
Population

30 in Canada (1995 M. Krauss). Population of 270 reported in 2001 census may include Northern [hdn] and Southern [hax] Haida. Population total all countries: 45. Ethnic population: 750 (Golla 2007).

Location

British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Islands, Masset village. Also in United States.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Borderline inherent intelligibility with Southern Haida [hax].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1891–1899.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Language courses in Haida (1991).

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