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Cree language

StatesCanada, United States
Speakers117,410 (including MontagnaisNaskapi and Atikamekw)
Fam3Central Algonquian
ScriptLatin alphabet, Cree syllabics (variation of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics)
NationNorthwest Territories (Canada)
Lc1nsk|ld1=Naskapi|ll1=Naskapi language
Lc2moe|ld2=Montagnais|ll2=Montagnais language
Lc3atj|ld3=Atikamekw|ll3=Atikamekw language
Lc4crm|ld4=Moose Cree|ll4=Moose Cree language
Lc5crl|ld5=Northern East Cree|ll5=Northern East Cree language
Lc6crj|ld6=Southern East Cree|ll6=Southern East Cree language
Lc7crw|ld7=Swampy Cree|ll7=Swampy Cree language
Lc8cwd|ld8=Woods Cree|ll8=Woods Cree language
Lc9crk|ld9=Plains Cree|ll9=Plains Cree language
MapcaptionA rough map of Cree dialect areas

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Cree (Nēhiyawēwin / ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ; also known as Cree � Montagnais, Cree � Montagnais � Naskapi) is an Algonquian language spoken by approximately 117,000 people across Canada, from the Northwest Territories and Alberta to Labrador, making it the aboriginal language with the highest number of speakers in Canada. It is also spoken in the U.S. state of Montana. Despite numerous speakers within this wide-ranging area, the only region where Cree has any official status is in the Northwest Territories, alongside eight other aboriginal languages.

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