Thursday, June 02, 2016

The History of Indigenous Languages in Canada

Valerie Galley at the journal Policy Options:
The number of Indigenous languages that are still spoken by Indigenous people in Canada and the United States has declined significantly from the 300 that were spoken fluently in the 15th century, as University of Alaska linguist Michael Krauss has documented. In Canada today, there are more than 58 Indigenous languages. Of these, the predictions are that only three — Cree, Anishinabemowin (Ojibwa) and Inuktitut — will survive.  [link for Krauss added]
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