20 in Canada (Golla 2007). Population total all countries: 25. Ethnic population: 3,020 (2001 census).
British Columbia, Southeast tip of Vancouver Island (Saanich dialect). Also in United States.
8b (Nearly extinct).
Saanich, Semiahmoo, Songish, Ts’ooke.
Ts’ooke, Semiahmoo, Songish dialects have no remaining speakers. Shifting to English [eng]. Ceremonies, tribal identity. Speakers 60 and older.