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Table 22.1 Mother tongue, by province and territory, 2006

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Table 22.1  Mother tongue, by province and territory, 2006
  Canada N.L. P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. Y.T. N.W.T. Nvt.
  number
Population 31,241,030 500,610 134,205 903,090 719,650 7,435,905 12,028,895 1,133,510 953,850 3,256,355 4,074,385 30,195 41,055 29,325
Mother tongue, single response1 30,848,270 499,830 133,570 899,270 714,490 7,339,495 11,853,565 1,118,690 946,250 3,221,420 4,022,045 29,940 40,680 29,025
English 17,882,775 488,405 125,260 832,105 463,190 575,555 8,230,705 838,415 811,725 2,576,670 2,875,770 25,655 31,545 7,765
French 6,817,655 1,885 5,345 32,540 232,975 5,877,660 488,815 43,955 16,060 61,225 54,745 1,105 975 370
Non-official languages 6,147,840 9,540 2,960 34,620 18,320 886,280 3,134,045 236,320 118,465 583,530 1,091,530 3,180 8,165 20,885
Chinese 1,012,065 1,080 190 3,370 2,160 63,415 482,570 11,045 7,475 97,275 342,920 260 260 40
Cantonese 361,450 185 15 505 295 9,850 181,820 3,105 1,720 32,485 131,245 85 120 10
Mandarin 170,950 120 45 595 505 7,770 75,335 1,470 715 12,135 72,155 70 15 10
Hakka 4,415 0 0 0 10 85 2,805 10 15 425 1,075 0 0 0
Chinese (not otherwise specified) 456,705 760 115 2,240 1,270 44,740 215,345 6,345 4,970 51,145 129,560 90 110 20
Italian 455,040 195 55 905 590 124,820 282,750 4,775 735 13,095 27,020 25 55 10
German 450,570 655 275 4,045 1,935 17,855 158,000 67,030 28,555 84,505 86,690 775 190 40
Polish 211,175 115 70 1,570 220 17,305 140,890 8,870 2,510 21,990 17,565 20 30 15
Spanish 345,345 670 220 1,305 1,040 108,790 160,275 6,850 2,735 29,125 34,075 130 90 30
Portuguese 219,275 150 10 560 210 34,710 155,310 6,295 380 7,205 14,385 15 25 10
Punjabi 367,505 120 0 420 55 11,905 152,645 6,340 850 36,320 158,750 80 10 10
Ukrainian 134,500 60 20 440 140 5,395 48,310 21,950 16,350 29,455 12,285 40 40 10
Arabic 261,640 540 150 4,425 970 108,105 114,730 2,125 1,525 20,495 8,440 15 105 10
Dutch 128,900 300 865 2,440 1,290 3,620 68,180 3,835 1,785 19,980 26,355 140 95 15
Tagalog (Pilipino) 235,615 180 15 415 330 11,785 117,365 22,490 2,170 29,740 50,425 145 505 45
Greek 117,285 70 30 1,035 275 41,845 61,330 1,635 1,060 3,305 6,670 10 0 0
Vietnamese 141,630 15 10 500 205 25,370 67,150 2,740 1,305 19,350 24,560 105 305 0
Cree 78,855 20 0 15 0 13,340 3,495 19,105 24,255 17,215 1,145 50 190 20
Inuktitut (Inuit) 32,380 595 15 15 0 9,615 390 140 35 155 110 60 750 20,480
Other non-official languages 1,956,060 4,775 1,035 13,160 8,900 288,405 1,120,655 51,095 26,740 154,320 280,135 1,310 5,515 150
Mother tongue, multiple responses2 392,760 780 635 3,820 5,160 96,405 175,330 14,825 7,600 34,930 52,335 250 380 305
English and French 98,625 295 495 2,100 4,450 43,335 32,690 2,630 1,130 5,405 5,920 110 45 20
English and non-official language 240,005 435 105 1,440 560 16,200 131,290 11,675 6,080 27,725 43,785 130 320 260
French and non-official language 43,335 30 25 140 120 31,350 7,790 435 245 1,325 1,840 10 15 20
English, French and non-official language 10,790 10 10 145 30 5,520 3,565 85 140 480 790 0 0 0
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population.
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