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Languages In Ontario

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While the primary language in Ontario is English, there are several other languages that continue to be used and heard throughout the province. Below are a few...

Algonquin
In 1987 there were an estimated 3,000 speakers of this language in Canada. In Ontario this language can be heard mostly in the area North-West of Ottawa

Arabic
According to the 2001 census, 94,640 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Cayuga
In 1991 there were an estimated 360 speakers of this language in Canada. In Ontario most speakers of this language are middle-age or older and are comprised of those from Six Nations (Iroquoian, Northern Iroquoian, Five Nations, Seneca-Onondaga, Seneca-Cayuga)

Chinese
According to the 2001 census, 404,250 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Cree
According to the 2001 census, 4,405 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Cree
About 60,000 Canadians speak this language. In Ontario this language can be heard from near the Southern tip of James Bay, then northwestward into Manitoba

Dutch
According to the 2001 census, 69,655 people in Ontario spoke this language.

French
According to the 2001 census, 485,630 people in Ontario spoke this language.

German
According to the 2001 census, 156,080 people in Ontario spoke this language.

German
According to the 2001 census, 156,080 people in Ontario spoke this language. In Ontario this language can mostly be heard in the Kitchener-Waterloo area

Greek
According to the 2001 census, 65,285 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Italian
According to the 2001 census, 295,205 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Mohawk
As of 1981 6,057 Canadians spoke this language. In Ontario this language can be heard in Southern Ontario

Ojibwa
In 1991 there were 30,000 in Canada who claimed this language as their mother tongue. In Ontario this language can be heard in South-Eastern Ontario around Lake Huron, from Lake Superior north to Big Trout Lake, and west from Berens River to Manitoba

Oneida
Approximately 200 people in Canada speak this language. Those who speak it in Ontario live mostly in the Southern part of the province

Onondaga
Of the less than a hundred speakers of this language in Canada, those living in Ontario live the Southern part of the province

Polish
According to the 2001 census, 138,940 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Portuguese
According to the 2001 census, 152,115 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Punjabi
According to the 2001 census, 110,540 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Spanish
According to the 2001 census, 111,690 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Vietnamese
According to the 2001 census, 55,240 people in Ontario spoke this language.

Birth Records
    Adoption In Ontario
Census Records
Church Records
    Religion In Ontario
Citizenship/Naturalization Records
Court Records
Death Records
    Cemetery Records
    Funeral Records
    Disasters
    Epidemics
Emigration Records
    To the Red River Valley
    Migration: Out of Ontario
Immigration Records
    Grosse Île
    Migration: Into Ontario
    Ships Lists
    Petworth Emigration Scheme
    WANTED: Settlers
Land Records
    Maps
Marriage Records
Military Records
    Military Actions
    UE Loyalists: What? Who Were They?
Miscellany
    Black History
    Books
    Directories
    Mental Health Records
    How Gender Influences Work on Wolfe Island, Frontenac Co. Ontario
    Languages In Ontario
    Population
    Newspapers
    Ontario Newspapers: Past and Present
    Ten Ontario Research Tips

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