Popular destinations CANADA
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Canada has two official languages, English and French. French is the native language of 24% of the population, English of 63% of the population. About 80% of Alberta's population is native English speaker. Various Chinese languages are spoken by about 3% of the population, German by about 2.6%, French by about 2% and Punjabi by about 1.1%. Languages spoken between 0.2 and 1% of the population include Tagalog, Ukrainian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Italian, Urdu, Korean, Hindi, Farsi, Portuguese and Hungarian. Dutch is still spoken by approximately 0.6% of the population. Mennonites often still speak Plattdeutsch, for example in the village of La Crèche in northern Alberta.
Population of Alberta by native languagePhoto: RockyMtnGuy CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
Cree, the most widely spoken Native American language in Canada, is an Algonquin (sub-family of about 40 Native American languages) language found in much of Canada and the US state of Montana. Cree is spoken by the Ayisiniwak, Canada's largest Native American population, and is an official language in Northwest Territories. Of the nine different Cree dialects, two are spoken in Alberta, in much of the province of Prairie-Cree and in the far northeast of the province of Bos-Cree.
In all, Alberta has eleven Native American and Inuit languages and more than 65 dialects. Some Native American languages are Blackfoot, Inuktitut, Ojibwe, Chipewyan, Dene, Sarcee and Stoney (Nakoda Sioux).
Road sign with text in English, French and CreePhoto: P199 CC 3.0 Unported no changes made
Hempstead, Andrew / Calgary
Hempstead, Andrew / Edmonton & Northern Alberta
Pashby, Christie / Frommer's Alberta
Struijk, Aad / West-Canada
Teuschl, Karl / Canada-West : Rocky Mountains, Vancouver
Uitgeverij Unieboek/Het Spectrum BV
Veldt, Marc / Canada
Wagner, Heike / West- Canada
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