East Cree (Southern and Northern dialects) is a variety (or
'dialect') of the language linguists refer to as
'Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi'. This language belongs to the Algonquian
language family (Central Algonquian). Varieties of the language
spoken in Labrador, which used to be referred to as either
Montagnais or Naskapi, are nowadays referred to as 'Innu-aimun'.
You can see a map of all the different dialects, and hear sample
sentences from different dialect areas across Canada, by clicking
on the Linguistic Atlas map (link below) at eastcree.org
. This website has many language
resources for speakers of East Cree, or for anyone interested in
the language, including an online lexicon, grammar and sound files
of traditional stories.
Sounds of East Cree part of this website provides information
about the sound system of East Cree and allows you to listen to
from many different Cree communities, narrated in Cree, as well as
in English and French.