Dialects

This dialect is spoken in the communities of Mashteuiatsh and Pessamit. This is the only dialect that has the 'l' sound. More broadly, Western Innu includes the Central sub-dialect, which uses the 'n' sound of the Eastern dialects, rather than the 'l'.

This is a sub-dialect of Western Innu; it is spoken in the communities of Uashat, Mani-utenam and Matimekush. This dialect has the 'n' that is also heard in the Eastern dialects.

This dialect is spoken in the communities of Ekuanitshit, Nutashkuan, Unaman-shipu and Pakut-shipu. It is also referred to as the "Mamit" dialect. More broadly, Eastern Innu can include the two Labrador dialects (Sheshatshiu and Mushuau).

This dialect is specific to the community of Sheshatshiu and shares many linguistic features with the Quebec dialects. It is one of two Labrador dialects, which fall under the broader umbrella of Eastern Innu.

This dialect is specific to the community of Natuashish, sharing many words and linguistic features with the neighbouring Naskapi language of Kawawachikamach, Quebec. It is one of two Labrador dialects, which fall under the broader umbrella of Eastern Innu.

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