Nłeʔkepmxcín (Thompson)[aka Thompson, Nlha7kápmx, Thompson River Salish]
Thompson, Nlha7kápmx, Thompson River Salish, Ntlakapmuk, Nklapmx, Thompson, Nlaka'pamux, Nłeʔkepmxcin, Ntlakyapamuk, At-nah, nɬeʔkepmxcín, Nle'kepmxcín, Ntlakapamux
Salishan, Interior Salish
Older adults. Also use English.
"Language preservation efforts not strong although Nlakapmx Tribal Council in Lytton started a language education program and is developing a teaching curriculum."
British Columbia, south central, Fraser River north of Yale, lower Thompson River and tributaries.
2.1% fluent speakers, 5.5% semispeakers, 6.6% leaners
British Columbia, in 15 communities:
Ashcroft Indian Band
Boston Bar First Nation
Coldwater Indian Band
Cook's Ferry Indian Band
Kanaka Bar Indian Band
Lower Nicola Indian Band
Lytton First Nation
Nicomen Indian Band
Nooaitch Indian Band
Oregon Jack Creek Band
Shackan Indian Band
Siska Indian Band
Skuppah Indian Band
Spuzzum First Nation
Urban areas, especially Merritt
Thompson is spoken along the Fraser River Canyon in southwest
British Columbia and along the adjacent Thompson and Nicola Rivers. The principal modern settlements are at Lytton on the
Fraser River and at Lower Nicola and Merritt in Nicola Valley.