L1 users: 130 (FPCC 2014). 340 semi-speakers (FPCC 2014). Ethnic population: 6,140 (FPCC 2014).
British Columbia province: Fraser River north of Yale, lower Thompson River and tributaries.
Language preservation efforts not strong although Nlakapmx Tribal Council in Lytton started a language education program and is developing a teaching curriculum (Golla 2007). Older adults. Also use English [eng].
Language courses (1991). Nicola and Coldwater are tribal bands.