The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

First Nations languages are on the rise

According to Dr. Lorna Williams, the Chair of the First People Cultural Council, there are approximately 60 First Nations languages spoken in Canada.

Of those, 34 can be found in British Columbia, but the number of people who can actually speak those languages has, in the past, been severely endangered.

That’s why a recent announcement that the decline in the aging population of fluent speakers has been largely offset by an increase in semi-fluent speakers in the younger generations comes as welcome news.

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Updated: August 4, 2016 — 4:22 pm

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