Flashcards in Aboriginal Languages Deck (29):
Where is Algonquian present?
It spans the entire country, east to west.
Where is Athabascan present?
Mostly in western Canada, in northern BC, AB and SK.
Where is Eskimo-Aleut present?
In northern Canada, Greenland and Alaska.
Where is Siouan-Catawban present?
Mostly in the U.S. and southwestern Canada (BC, AB and SK).
Where is Salish present?
In southwestern BC, the Okanagan area.
Where is Tsimishian present?
In northwestern BC.
Where is Iroquoian present?
In Quebec and southern Ontario.
Where is Wakashan present?
On Vancouver Island, southwest of the BC mainland.
Where is Haida present?
In Haida-Gwaii, west of the BC mainland.
Where is Kootenay present?
On the BC-side of the Rocky Mountains.
Where is Tlingit present?
In northwestern Canada, mostly in the Yukon.
What is the most prevalent Algonquian language & how many speakers does it have?
Cree: 80 000
Other languages: Ojibwe, Mi'kmaq, Blackfoot, Malecite, etc.
What is another name for Eskimo-Aleut & how many speakers does it have?
Inuktitut: 25 000
What is the most prevalent Athabascan language & how many speakers does it have?
Dene: 15 000
What are the three branches of Siouan-Catawban? How many speakers does the most prevalent branch in Canada have?
1. Stoney (Nakoda): 1 500
2. Sioux (Dakota & Lakota)
3. Assiniboine (Nakota)
What is an example of the most prevalent Salish language? How many languages does Salish have & how many speakers in total?
10 languages: 2 000 speakers
How many languages does Tsimshian have & how many speakers in total?
2 languages: 2 000 speakers
What is the most prevalent Iroquoian language & how many speakers does Iroquoian language have in total?
4 000 speakers.
How many languages dos Wakashan have & how many speakers in total?
5 languages: 900 speakers.
How many speakers does Haida have?
How many speakers does Kootenay have?
How many speakers does Michif have?
In Michif, all ____ phrases are French and all ____ phrases are Cree.
How many speakers does Eyak have?
None -- it is extinct.
What Algonquian language is spoken in the U.S.?
What are the two forms of third-person singular?
Proximate and Obviate
What are the two forms of first-person plural?
Inclusive and Exclusive
What are the 3 political groupings in Aboriginal Canada?
First Nations, Inuit and Metis.