2,500 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 2,800 (Golla 2007).
Scattered communities, Ontario, Hudson Bay coast, James Bay northwest coast; inland into Manitoba, then Saskatchewan.
Eastern Swampy Cree, Western Swampy Cree. Both nonpalatalized n-dialect and l-dialect within Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi language complex or dialect subgroup. A member of macrolanguage Cree [cre].
Vigorous. Also use English [eng].
Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script [Cans], uses western finals.