Language Needs Assessment: Tahltan

Funding Applcation: BCLI
Assessment Year: 2010
Language: Tāłtān
Dialect: Tahltan


Tahltan Health & Social Services Authority, Director of Health Programs

This project will serve the following communities:

Tahltan Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, January
Population on reserve: 350
Population off reserve: 1200
Total Population: 1550
Information Source: personal observation
We do not have access to accurate Tahltan Band member statistics at the time of this survey.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently (1), (1), (3)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 18
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (2), (2), (5), (6), (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1527
Number of people learning the language 152
Age groups that are learning the language (25), (100), (25), (2)

Total Number 1550