7,100 (1996 First Nations Language of Origin Map). Nishnaabemwin is an emergent language, fusion of Ottawa and Eastern Ojibwa [ojg], having a couple thousand speakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 60,000. Total users in all countries: 14,310.
Ontario province: Lake Huron area islands, Manitoulin Island; Walople Island Reserve. West of a north south line through Bruce Peninsula (Rhodes 1976).
A member of macrolanguage Ojibwa [oji].
Dying out in many areas. Still vigorous on Manitoulin Island. Mainly adults. Also use English [eng].
Latin script [Latn].
Called Eastern Ojibwa in Bloomfield’s (1957) grammar. In southern Ontario also called Chippewa.