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Native to Canada; United States (Montana)
Ethnicity Cree
Native speakers 120,000  (2006 census)
(including MontagnaisNaskapi and Atikamekw)
Language family
Writing system Latin, Canadian Aboriginal syllabics (Cree)
Official status
Official language in Northwest Territories
Recognised minority language in Alberta
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Cree (also known as Cree–MontagnaisNaskapi) is an Algonquian language spoken by about 117,000 people across Canada from the Northwest Territories and Alberta to Labrador. This makes it the aboriginal language with the highest number of speakers in Canada. Despite having a large number of speakers within this wide-ranging area, the only region where Cree has any official status is in the Northwest Territories. This is along with eight other official aboriginal languages.

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