Ojibwa, Severn

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Cree, Northern Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe, Ojicree, Oji-Cree
Population

10,500 (2001 census).

Location

Northern northwest Ontario into Manitoba.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Severn River Ojibwa, Winisk River Ojibwa. A member of macrolanguage Ojibwa [oji].

Language Use

Older adults.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse decline. Grammar. NT: 1988.
Writing

Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script [Cans].