NEWS: Around the Arctic
October 16, 2014 – 3:33 pm
StatsCan: Inuktitut still the second-most-spoken Aboriginal language in Canada
About 68 per cent of Inuit report Inuktitut as a mother tongue
Inuktitut still ranks as the second-most reported Aboriginal mother tongue language in Canada, Statistics Canada reported Oct. 16.
Those numbers show that Cree speakers make up the largest single Aboriginal language group in Canada, with more than 83,000 people reporting Cree as their mother tongue.
After Cree, 34,110 people reported Inuktitut as their mother tongue and 19,275 people reported Ojibway.
Other Aboriginal languages among the top 10 are Dene, Innu-Montagnais, Oji-Cree, Mi’kmaq, Atikamekw, Blackfoot and Stoney.
The numbers come from StatsCan’s 2011 census and the agency’s 2011 household survey.
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