Michif

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Michif

  1. One of the languages of the Metis people, spoken mainly in Canada. They exist along a continuum with three main types:
    1. A Cree dialect from northern Saskatchewan with some French borrowings. Synonyms: Michif Cree, Métis Cree, Northern Michif
    2. A variety of French with some Cree borrowings and grammar. Synonyms: Michif French, Métis French
    3. A true mixed language with many elements from both French and Cree. Synonym: French Cree

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