Squamish

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Skwxwu’mesh snichim
Population

70 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 2,000 (Golla 2007). L2 users: 0 (2000).

Location

Southwest British Columbia, north of Vancouver.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

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.