Far north Manitoba and Saskatchewan, inland southwest from Churchill, Manitoba into Saskatchewan.
Nonpalatalized th-dialect within Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi language complex or dialect cluster.
Algic -> Algonquian -> Central -> Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi -> Woods Cree
35,000 (1982 SIL). Ethnic population: 53,000 (1982 SIL).
Vigorous. All ages. Speakers also use English.
Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 50% to 75%. Cree syllabary, western finals.