Comox

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Comox-Sliammon
Population

36 (FPCC 2014). 710 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 1,900 (FPCC 2014).

Location

British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and coast north of Powell river.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized indigenous peoples: Homalco, K’ómoks, Klahoose, Tla’amin.

Dialects

Island Comox (Salhulhtxw), Mainland Comox (Homalco, Klahoose, Sliammon, Éy7á7juuthem). All use the mainland dialect. Island Comox dialect has no remaining L1 speakers.

Language Use

Older adults. Also use English [eng], with high rates of bilingualism; some in ethnic group speak it as L1.

Language Development
Grammar. Community-based language projects (Golla 2007).
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