A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Nklapmx, Ntlakapamux, Ntlakapmuk

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


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

Language Maps
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.