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Swampy Cree

Source: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations Office in Geneva


Native Name

Total Speakers
60,000 (1991)

Usage By Country
Home Speakers: Canada

It belongs to the Algic, Algonquian, Central, Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi language family. Swampy Cree (sometimes known as Maskegon or Omushkegowuk) is a dialect of the Cree language complex. A division is sometimes made between West Swampy Cree and East Swampy Cree. The Cree spoken at Kashechewan also shows Moose Cree influence. It is one of the western n-dialects of Cree.

Received 6/21/1999
Posted 6/21/1999
Checked 6/21/1999