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). L2 users: 0 (Golla 2007).

Location

British Columbia, east central.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Eastern Shuswap, Western Shuswap.

Language Use

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society has made efforts to revitalize the language through classes at all levels, including an immersion program (Golla 2007). Shifting to English [eng]. Most are speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Standard orthography has been adopted. New media. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Language courses (1991).