Ojibwa, Eastern


A language of Canada

Alternate Names
Ojibway, Ojibwe

25,900 (1998 census). 2001 census lists all Ojibwa varieties together as 30,500 population.


Southern Ontario, north of Lake Ontario and east of Georgian Bay. East of north-south line through Bruce Peninsula base (Rhodes 1976).

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Dying out in many areas. Probably all also use English [eng]; some use other Ojibwa varieties.

Language Development
Concerted effort via language teaching in public schools and other efforts to reverse decline. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar.
Latin script. Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics script, no longer in use.