Northern Ojibwa, Ojibway, Ojibwe
L1 users: 20,000 (2000 UBS).
Manitoba and Ontario provinces.
Berens River Ojibwa (Saulteaux), Lac Seul Ojibwa, Albany River Ojibwa, Lake of the Woods Ojibwa, Rainy River Ojibwa. A member of macrolanguage Ojibwa [oji].
Literacy rate in L1: 50%–75%. Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse decline. Taught in primary schools. Grammar. NT: 1988.