50,000 in Poland (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 100,000 or more (1993 T. Salminen).
North central, Pomorskie Province, near Baltic coast, lower Vistula left bank; west of Gdansk bay; narrow strip inland, southwest from Gdynia. Also in Canada.
8a (Moribund). Recognized language (2005, Minorities Act of 2 January, Article 19).
No remaining speakers of Slovincian. Many child speakers (2007).
Most of ethnic group speak regional variety of Polish [pol] (1993 T. Salminen).