Language of the Day for 18 August 2013Print
A language of
L1 users: 3,250 (2011 census), decreasing. Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 15,000. Total users in all countries: 3,350.
Some traditional ceremonies. Mainly adults. Positive attitudes. Also use Plains Cree [crk]. Also use English [eng], which is preferred by younger speakers.
Efforts in some reserve schools to promote knowledge and use of Blackfoot. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1890–1980.