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Number of Aboriginal language speakers in Canada 1996-2011, by census group

Number of Aboriginal language speakers in Canada in 1996-2011, by census group

The data displays the number of Aboriginal language speakers in Canada, by group, as counted in the 1996, 2001, and 2006 censuses, and the 2011 National Housing Survey. In 1996, 29,010 members of the Inuit population indicated knowledge of an Aboriginal language.

Registered Indian Population 183790 182135 201060 188105
Non-Status Indian Population 6110 5555 4275 4795
M├ętis Population 14575 13015 11595 9895
Inuit Population 29010 31800 34840 37830
Non-Aboriginal Population 4730 4540 6240 4305