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French and Indigenous Speaking People In Decline in District

By Randy Thoms Aug 18, 2022 | 9:42 AM

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The English Language continues to be the predominant one spoken in the Rainy River District.

But there is a drop in the use of other languages, including French and Ojibway.

The latest data from the 2021 Census shows the number of people who speak French as their first language has fallen by 35 over the past five years.

The number who speak an Indigenous language is down by 260.

There is also a decline in the number of Ukrainian, German, Polish and Italian-speaking residents.

The decreases correspond in part to the decline of the district’s population.

The district is seeing an increase in other languages

According to the 2021 Census, thirty people in the district are fluent in speaking Filipino, up from 20 in 2016.

The number who speak Arabic is ten from five in 2016.


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