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.
|Mâci-nêhiyawêwin (Beginning Cree)||CREE CBEG 1|
|Cree : language of the plains (Nēhiyawēwin : paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin)||CREE GRAM 1|
|100 days of Cree||CREE VOCAB 3|
|Cree, book lll : inanimate and animate words||CREE VOCAB 1|
|Pêyesêsak = Birds in Cree||CREE VOCAB 2|