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Extinct: no
Family: Native American
Branch: Iroquoian
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
 
Region: Southwestern Quebec, southern Ontario. Also spoken in USA.
Countries Where Spoken: 350 mother tongue speakers in Canada (1998 Statistics Canada) out of 30,000 population including USA (1999 SIL). Population total both countries 2,000 to 4,000. USA.
Countries Where Official: Canada
   
Native Speakers: 2,000
Speakers Total: 4,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Mohawk at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Mohawk at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Mohawk: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Mohawk: 0
  
Three Letter Code: MOH
Alternative Names: none
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Summary: Bilingualism in English. Most speakers are middle-aged or over. In some areas younger ones may speak the language. Dictionary. Grammar. Literacy rate in second language: 75% to 100%. Bible portions 1787-1991.
 

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