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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Dane-zaa, Dane-zaa Záágé, Danezaa, Dunne-za, Dunneza
Autonym
Danezaa ZaageɁ‎ (Danezaa Zaage)
Population

L1 users: 160 (FPCC 2014). 450 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 1,560 (FPCC 2014).

Location

British Columbia and Alberta provinces: Chateh (Assumption) on Hay river, and Prophet river south of Fort Nelson.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Also use English [eng], with widespread high bilingualism.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–15%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Bible portions: 1886–1989.
Writing

Latin script [Latn]. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script [Cans], no longer in use.

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