Malecite-Passamaquoddy

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Maliseet-Passamaquoddy
Population

490 in Canada (2011 census). Population total all countries: 590. Ethnic population: 3,000 to 4,000 (1998 SIL).

Location

New Brunswick, villages along Saint John River. Malecite mainly in Canada, Passamaquoddy in Maine, United States. Also in United States.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Malecite (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy.

Language Use

Middle-aged or elderly. Mildly positive attitudes. Increasing interest in the language in some places. English [eng] preferred by most youth.

Language Development
School and community-based classes. Taught at the University of New Brunswick. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1870.
Writing
Latin script.

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