Table 1
Population with an Aboriginal mother tongue by language family, main languages within these families and their main provincial and territorial concentrations, Canada, 2011

Description

This table displays the results of table 1 population with an aboriginal mother tongue by language family. The information is grouped by aboriginal language families and main languages (appearing as row headers), provincial and territorial main concentrations and population (appearing as column headers).

Table 1 Population with an Aboriginal mother tongue by language family, main languages within these families and their main provincial and territorial concentrations, Canada, 2011
Table summary
This table displays the results of table 1 population with an aboriginal mother tongue by language family. The information is grouped by aboriginal language families and main languages (appearing as row headers), provincial and territorial main concentrations and population (appearing as column headers).
Aboriginal language families
and main languages
Provincial and territorial main concentrationsFootnote 1 PopulationFootnote 2
Algonquian languages Manitoba (24.7%), Quebec (23.0%) 144,015
Cree languagesFootnote 3 Saskatchewan (28.8%), Manitoba (24.0%), Alberta (21.9%) and Quebec (18.5%) 83,475
OjibwayFootnote 3 Ontario (46.3%) and Manitoba (44.3%) 19,275
Innu/MontagnaisFootnote 3 Quebec (80.9%) and Newfoundland and Labrador (18.7%) 10,965
Oji-CreeFootnote 3 Manitoba (69.1%) and Ontario (30.7%) 10,180
Mi'kmaqFootnote 3 Nova Scotia (60.2%) and New Brunswick (27.5%) 8,030
AtikamekwFootnote 3 Quebec (99.9%) 5,915
BlackfootFootnote 3 Alberta (97.5%) 3,250
Inuit languages Nunavut (61.6%) and Quebec (31.3%) 35,500
InuktitutFootnote 3 Nunavut (63.1%) and Quebec (32.3%) 34,110
Athapaskan languages Saskatchewan (40.5%) and Northwest Territories (22.7%) 20,700
DeneFootnote 3 Saskatchewan (70.6%) and Alberta (15.2%) 11,860
Tlicho (Dogrib) Northwest Territories (96.2%) 2,080
Slavey, n.o.s. Northwest Territories (85.9%) 1,595
Carrier British Columbia (98.0%) 1,525
Siouan languages Alberta (76.9%) and Manitoba (16.6%) 4,425
StoneyFootnote 3 Alberta (99.5%) 3,155
Dakota Manitoba (62.5%) and Alberta (21.6%) 1,160
Salish languages British Columbia (98.0%) 2,950
Shuswap (Secwepemctsin) British Columbia (97.0%) 675
Halkomelem British Columbia (98.2%) 570
Tsimshian languages British Columbia (98.1%) 1,815
Gitksan British Columbia (98.9%) 925
Nisga'a British Columbia (96.7%) 615
Wakashan languages British Columbia (95.3%) 1,075
Kwakiutl (Kwak'wala) British Columbia (98.0%) 495
Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) British Columbia (90.6%) 320
Iroquoian languages Ontario (82.7%) and Quebec (10.6%) 1,040
Mohawk Ontario (73.4%) and Quebec (18.3%) 545
Michif Saskatchewan (40.6%), Manitoba (26.6%) and Alberta (11.7%) 640
Tlingit Yukon (84.6%) and British Columbia (11.5%) 130
Kutenai British Columbia (100%) 100
Haida British Columbia (93.3%) 75
Aboriginal languages, n.i.e. British Columbia (43.6%) and Ontario (30.2%) 1,010
Total Aboriginal mother-tongue population
(single and multiple responses)
Quebec (20.9%), Manitoba (17.7%) and Saskatchewan (16.0%) 213,490

n.o.s. means 'not otherwise specified.'
n.i.e. means 'not included elsewhere.'

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2011.

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