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Extinct: Almost
Family: Salishan
Branch: Interior Salish
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Region: Canada British Columbia
Countries Where Spoken: Canada
Countries Where Official: na
Native Speakers: 200
Speakers Total: 200
Phrasebase members who speak Lillooet at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Lillooet at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Lillooet: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Lillooet: 0
Three Letter Code: LIL
Alternative Names: Lilloet, Statimcets, Interior Salishan
Dialects: Ucwalmicwts , Statimcets
Summary: Lillooet is the Interior Salishan language of the Statimcets, spoken in southern British Columbia, Canada around the middle Fraser and Lillooet rivers. The dialect of the Lower Lillooet people uses the name Ucwalmicwts as Statimcets properly means "the language of the people of Statimcets the Upper Lillooet of the Fraser River.

Lillooet is an endangered language with as few as 200 native speakers practically all of whom are over 60 years of age.

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