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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Nklapmx, Ntlakapamux, Ntlakapmuk
Population

440 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 5,000 (Golla 2007).

Location

British Columbia, south central, Fraser River north of Yale, lower Thompson River and tributaries.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Language preservation efforts not strong although Nlakapmx Tribal Council in Lytton started a language education program and is developing a teaching curriculum (Golla 2007). Older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
No standard orthography. Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Language courses (1991). Nicola and Coldwater are tribal bands.