Halkomelem

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Halq’eméylem, Holkomelem, Hul’q’umi’num’
Population

260 in Canada (FPCC 2014). 990 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 19,000 (FPCC 2014). Total users in all countries: 285.

Location

British Columbia province: small communities along lower Fraser river, on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Downriver Halkomelem, Upriver Halkomelem, Island 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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