L1 users: 3,960 (2010 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,500 (Golla 2007).
None known. Reportedly similar to Hidatsa [hid].
Most younger people are semispeakers. Increasing efforts toward language preservation (Golla 2007). Most speakers are 30 and older. A few younger. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].