3,160 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 3,200 (Golla 2007).
Southern Alberta, west and northwest of Calgary, central Alberta, west of Edmonton, on Alexis, Paul, Bighorn, Morley, Eden Valley Reserves.
Northern Stoney, Southern Stoney. Dialects nearly 100% mutually intelligible. Northern dialect is spoken at Duffield (Paul Band) and Lac St. Anne (Alexis Band). Lexical similarity: 89% with Assiniboine [asb], 86% with Dakota [dak] of Manitoba, 85% with Dakota [dak] of North Dakota, 83% with Lakota [lkt].