Thompson language

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Region British Columbia, Washington
Ethnicity Nlaka'pamux
Native speakers
440  (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 thp
Glottolog thom1243[2]

The Thompson language, properly known as Nlaka'pamuctsin AKA the Nlaka'pamux ('Nthlakampx') language, is an Interior Salishan language spoken in the Fraser Canyon, Thompson Canyon, Nicola Country of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and also (historically) in the North Cascades region of Whatcom and Chelan counties of the state of Washington in the United States. A dialect distinct to the Nicola Valley is called Scw'exmx, which is the name of the subgroup of the Nlaka'pamux who live there.

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  1. ^ Thompson at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Thompson". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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