10 (Watanabe and Sasama 2007), decreasing. Population evenly divided between the northern and southern dialects. Ethnic population: 18,000 (Golla 2007).
Washington: Puget Sound area.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Northern Lushootseed, Southern Lushootseed. Northern Lushootseed includes subdialect Swinomish.
Numerous programs beginning to teach Lushootseed, in which children, parents, and elders take part; also being introduced as a language available at local colleges. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].