Language of the Day for 18 August 2013

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Blackfoot [bla]

A language of
Canada
Population
3,250 (2011 census), decreasing. Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 15,000. Total users in all countries: 3,350.
Status
7 (Shifting).
Language Use
Some traditional ceremonies. Mainly adults. Positive attitudes. Also use Plains Cree [crk]. Also use English [eng], which is preferred by younger speakers.
Language Development
Efforts in some reserve schools to promote knowledge and use of Blackfoot. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1890–1980.
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