Stoney

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Nakoda, Stony
Population

3,160 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 3,200 (Golla 2007).

Location

Alberta province: Alexis, Bighorn, Eden Valley, Morley, and Paul reserves west and northwest of Calgary and west of Edmonton.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Southern Stoney, Northern Stoney. Dialects nearly 100% mutually intelligible. Northern dialect is spoken at Duffield (Paul Band) and Lac St. Anne (Alexis Band). Lexical similarity: 89% with Assiniboine [asb], 86% with Dakota [dak] of Manitoba, 85% with Dakota [dak] of North Dakota, 83% with Lakota [lkt].

Language Use

Adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible portions: 1970–1973.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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