Table 4
Inuit and non-Aboriginal people with knowledge of Inuit language, Canada and Inuit regions, 2001 and 2006

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Knowledge of Inuit language 2001 2006
Inuit Non-Aboriginal population Inuit Non-Aboriginal population
Canada
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 31,850 825 34,685 1,185
Percentage of population 71 0 69 0
Total - Inuit Nunaat
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 30,610 380 33,010 740
Percentage of population 84 6 84 10
Nunatsiavut
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 595 0 580 0
Percentage of population 25 0 27 0
Nunavik
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 8,625 80 9,455 150
Percentage of population 99 9 99 16
Nunavut
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 20,655 295 22,345 555
Percentage of population 92 7 91 13
Inuvialuit region
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 735 10 630 35
Percentage of population 25 1 20 2
Total - Outside Inuit Nunaat
Population with knowledge of Inuit language 1,245 445 1,675 445
Percentage of population 15 0 15 0
Notes:
'Inuit' includes persons who reported an Inuit identity only.
'Knowledge of Inuit language' refers to those who can conduct a conversation in the Inuit language.
'Inuit Nunaat' is the Inuit language expression for 'Inuit homeland,' a region extending from Northern Labrador to the Northwest Territories.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Censuses of population, 2001 and 2006