Halkomelem

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Holkomelem
Population

570 in Canada (2011 census). 100 additional passive speakers. Population total all countries: 595. Ethnic population: 6,700 (Golla 2007).

Location

Southwest British Columbia, in many small communities along the lower Fraser river, the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Downriver Halkomelem, Island Halkomelem, Upriver Halkomelem.

Language Use

Older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Language preservation activities in all dialects. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Language courses (1991).

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