Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Figure 3.3C
Indo-European languages

Release date: August 2, 2017

Figure 3.3C Indo-European languages

Description of Figure 3.3C

Figure 3.3C provides a detailed breakdown of the Indo-European languages component. Indo-European languages are broken down into eight major branches, including: Albanian, Armenian, Balto-Slavic, Celtic, Germanic, Greek, Indo-Iranian, and Italic (Romance) languages. Albanian, Armenian and Greek are not broken down further.

By contrast, Balto-Slavic languages are subdivided into Baltic languages, which include Latvian and Lithuanian, and Slavic languages, which include Belarusan, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Slovene (Slovenian), Ukrainian, and Slavic languages not included elsewhere. Celtic languages include: Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Celtic languages not included elsewhere. Germanic languages include: Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Vlaams (Flemish), Yiddish, and Germanic languages not included elsewhere. Indo-Iranian languages are subdivided into three groups: Indo-Aryan languages, Iranian languages, and Indo-Iranian languages not included elsewhere. Indo-Aryan languages include: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya (Odia), Punjabi (Panjabi), Sindhi, Sinhala (Sinhalese), and Urdu. Iranian languages include: Kurdish, Pashto, and Persian (Farsi). Italic (Romance) languages include: Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Italic (Romance) languages not included elsewhere.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 2016.

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