490 in Canada (2011 census). Population total all countries: 590. Ethnic population: 3,000 to 4,000 (1998 SIL).
New Brunswick, villages along Saint John River. Malecite mainly in Canada, Passamaquoddy in Maine, United States. Also in United States.
Malecite (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy.
Middle-aged or elderly. Mildly positive attitudes. Increasing interest in the language in some places. English [eng] preferred by most youth.