Cree

Cree, a group of closely related Algonquian languages spoken by about 60,000 people in Canada from Alberta to Labrador (especially in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta). Cree features a complex polysynthetic morphology and syntax (e.g. words can be very long and express the meaning of a number of words in English).

The Cree dialect continuum can be divided by several criteria. One definition recognizes the following major varieties:

Some other classifications identify 9 broad Cree dialect groups: Plains Cree, Woods Cree, Swampy Cree, Moose Cree, James Bay Cree, Atikamekw, Western Montagnais, Eastern Montagnais, Naskapi.


CLASSIFICATION = Algonquian languages, SCRIPT = Cree dialects, except for those spoken in eastern Quebec and Labrador, are traditionally written using Cree syllabics, a variant of Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, but can be written in Roman alphabet as well. The easternmost dialects are written in Roman alphabet exclusively.

Vocabulary
100 days of Cree CREE VOCAB 3
Cree, book lll : inanimate and animate words CREE VOCAB 1
Pêyesêsak = Birds in Cree CREE VOCAB 2