Ojibwa, Eastern

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Ojibway, Ojibwe
Population

25,900 (1998 census).

Location

Southern Ontario, north of Lake Ontario and east of Georgian Bay. East of north-south line through Bruce Peninsula base (Rhodes 1976).

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Ojibwa [oji].

Language Use

Dying out in many areas. Probably all also use English [eng]; some use other Ojibwa varieties.

Language Development
Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse decline. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn]. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script [Cans], no longer in use.