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Population by mother tongue, by province and territory (2006 Census)

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Population by mother tongue, by province and territory (2006 Census)
(Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia)
  2006
  Canada N.L. P.E.I. N.S.
  number
Total population 31,241,030 500,610 134,205 903,090
Single responses1 30,848,270 499,830 133,570 899,270
English 17,882,775 488,405 125,260 832,105
French 6,817,655 1,885 5,345 32,540
Non-official languages 6,147,840 9,540 2,960 34,620
Chinese 1,012,065 1,080 190 3,370
Cantonese 361,450 185 15 505
Mandarin 170,950 120 45 595
Hakka 4,415 0 0 0
Chinese, n.o.s. 456,705 760 115 2,240
Italian 455,040 195 55 905
German 450,570 655 275 4,045
Polish 211,175 115 70 1,570
Spanish 345,345 670 220 1,305
Portuguese 219,275 150 10 560
Punjabi 367,505 120 0 420
Ukrainian 134,500 60 20 440
Arabic 261,640 540 150 4,425
Dutch 128,900 300 865 2,440
Tagalog (Pilipino) 235,615 180 15 415
Greek 117,285 70 30 1,035
Vietnamese 141,630 15 10 500
Cree 78,855 20 0 15
Inuktitut (Eskimo) 32,380 595 15 15
Other non-official languages 1,956,060 4,775 1,035 13,160
Multiple responses2 392,760 780 635 3,820
English and French 98,625 295 495 2,100
English and non-official language 240,005 435 105 1,440
French and non-official language 43,335 30 25 140
English, French and non-official language 10,790 10 10 145

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