Ojibwa, Northwestern

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Northern Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe
Population

20,000 (2000 UBS). 2001 census lists all Ojibwa varieties together as 30,500 population.

Location

Southern northwest Ontario into Manitoba.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Albany River Ojibwa, Berens River Ojibwa (Saulteaux), Lac Seul Ojibwa, Lake of the Woods Ojibwa, Rainy River Ojibwa.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse decline. Taught in primary schools. Grammar. NT: 1988.
Writing
Latin script. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script, no longer in use.