Shuswap

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Secwepemc, Secwepemctsín
Population

680 (2011 census), increasing. 1,260 (2001 census). Ethnic population: 6,500 (1990 D. Kinkade).

Location

British Columbia, east central.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Eastern Shuswap, Western Shuswap.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Most are speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Secwepemc Cultural Education Society has made efforts to revitalize the language through classes at all levels, including an immersion program (Golla 2007). Standard orthography has been adopted. New media. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Language courses (1991).