Haida, Northern

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A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Masset, Xaad Kil
Population

2 in Canada (FPCC 2014). 7 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 4,550 (FPCC 2014). Total users in all countries: 17.

Location

British Columbia province: Haida Gwaii islands, Masset village.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Borderline inherent intelligibility with Southern Haida [hax]. A member of macrolanguage Haida [hai].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1891–1899.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Language courses in Haida (1991).

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