Squamish

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Skwxwu’mesh snichim
Population

7 (FPCC 2014). 34 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 4,080 (FPCC 2014). L2 users: 0 (2000).

Location

Southwest British Columbia, north of Vancouver.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Ceremonial contexts, community gatherings. Older adults, 60 and older.

Language Development
Band-sponsored language program has offered K-12 classes in public schools for 25 years (Golla 2007). Many literates. Dictionary. Grammar.