9.000 speakers
6 language specific characters
ISO 639 code: moe
Montagnais or Montagnais Innu is an Algonquian language spoken in Labrador and Quebec in Canada by about 9,000 people, 3,000 of whom are monolingual. The rest are bilingual in Montagnais and English or Montagnais and French.
The name Montagnais means 'mountaineer' in French. They call themselves Innu, and are part of the same Nation as the Naskapi, though their languages are distinct. The Montagnais language is very closely related to Cree.
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