Language Needs Assessment: Ditidaht Community School, Ditidaht First Nation

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2009
Language: Diitiidʔaatx̣
Dialect: Ditidaht


Ditidaht Community School, Ditidaht First Nation
Adam Werle, Linguist

This project will serve the following communities:

Ditidaht First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2007, January
Population on reserve: 230
Population off reserve: 486
Total Population: 716
Information Source: Ditidaht Band Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 11
Age groups that speak the language fluently (9), (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 4
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 701
Number of people learning the language 75
Age groups that are learning the language (45), (25), (3), (2)

Total Number 716