Canada Literature and Language

Canadian literature is rooted in the literary traditions of Britain and France but it has become a distinct part of Canadian literature because it reflects the perspectives of Canadians on life and nature. Literature pieces are written in French or English.

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Canada Literature and Language

What languages are spoken in Canada?

French and English are the official languages of Canada. Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Cree, Dëne Sųłiné, Gwich'in, Inuvialuktun, Slavey and Tłįchǫ Yatiì (Dogrib) are recognized regional languages.

The country of Canada has two recognized official languages: English and French. The percentage of English speakers is 56.9 percent, and of French speakers is 21.3 percent.

English and French.

The principal languages are English and French. About twice as many people speak English as French. However, many other languages are also spoken because Canada is largely a land of immigrants or children of immigrants.

For more information you might consult wikipedia for Canada demographics.

In Canada they speak English in a lot of the provinces & territories, but French is prominent in Quebec, and it's a mix of English and French in Montreal.

Canada's official languages are English and French. Nunavut's official languages also include Inuktituk and Inuinnaqtun. The Northwest Territories' official languages also include other indigenous languages.

Most of Canada speaks English. (They also speak "Francias")

The official languages of Canada are English and French. It is not uncommon for people to know/speak other languages as well (for example, in my High School Spanish class, apart from English, French, and Spanish, the languages also spoken by different students included Malayam, Tagalog, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Ukranian, Urdu, and Punjab).

English and French are the two official languages of Canada. There are many other languages spoken across the country including Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Japanese etc.

french and English and also many more but mostly french and English

  • they speak English and canadianish or known as Canadian

English 59.3%, French 23.2%

It allows ANY language,mostly english and i guess french

canadian

In Canada, quebec speak french and the other country of Canada speak English.

Canada is the name of the country and canadians speak english...

There are two official languages, French and English. Both languages are spoken in the Canadian parliament and Canadian government publications are available in both languages.

However, Canadians speak many languages since we or our parents come from so many countries.

According to the National Geographic almost a quarter of Canadians (24.91 percent) cite French as their mother tongue while 62.89 percent cite English as their mother tongue. Other: (Italian, Chinese, German, etc.): 15.02 percent Aboriginal: 0.71 percent. The total exceeds 100 percent because the census permitted the selection of more than one mother tongue.

In 2001 68.3% of Canadians spoke English in their homes while 22.3% spoke French and 11.2% other.

Most Canadians speak English, and many of them also speak French. The province of Québec has passed a law making French the "official" language, but not everyone who lives there speaks French, and most who do, also speak English.

More than 9 million people speak French, 2,5 million of whom don't live in Québec. Both English and French are Canada's official languages. As well New-Brunswick is a bilingual province, recognizing Canada's two official languages.

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Canada's two official languages are English and French, though you may find people speaking a wide variety of languages as we are a multicultural race and immigrants arrive every day.

From my experience, the younger generations speak primarily English-- but French is a required language to know.

Older folks in more rural towns may only speak French, may I add.

Canadians speak English and French, both with very strange accents.

English is the Main Language in Canada. French is the second language, as many people in Quebec and also many other parts of Canada speak French, or learn French. What is also becoming popular these days is the Chinese culture. Lots of Asians are coming to Canada, and also, Spanish is also sometimes spoken by Canadians. In fact, Canadians can learn all the languages, there really is no limit, so technically, they can speak English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Portugese, Chinese, etc. for all we know about! But the two Main Languages are English and French.

The two official, and most spoken, languages of Canada are English and French. Each province and territory has its own languages policy. Overall, English is the most common language, with â…” of Canadians speaking it at home. Quebec is 80% French speaking. New Brunswick is 30% French speaking. The rest of the provinces, as well as the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, are under 3% French speaking, and over 80% English speaking. Over half of Nunavut speaks Inuktitut, though less than 8% speak neither French nor English.

The two primary languages are English and French

English and French

English and French are both recognized as official languages.

We are a bilingual nation: English and French.

the offical languages of canada is canadian french and canadian english

2 official languages: French and English

There is no "Canadian" lanuage. The official languages are English and French.

English and French are the national languages of Canada.

English and french

Mostly english, some french Mostly english, some french

Both English and French are Canada's official languages. This means that to be a citizen of Canada you must be able to fluently speak one of the two languages.

The two Official languages of Canada are English and French. Canada also recognises some regional languages such as Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Cree, Dëne Sųłiné, Gwich'in, Inuvialuktun, Slavey and Dogrib.

ok this is WAY too vague. first of all, you didn't state what area you are talking about. second, you didn't state what time period you are asking about. I'm afraid this will have to be unanswered until these details are given.

French and English are Canada's Official Languages. They have equal status.

However, English is the most widely spoken language.

English and French

Canada has two official languages; English and French. English and French are the mother tongues of 59.7% and 23.2% of the population respectively, and the languages most spoken at home by 68.3% and 22.3% of the population respectively. 98.5% of Canadians speak English or French (67.5% speak English only, 13.3% speak French only, and 17.7% speak both). English and French Official Language Communities, defined by First Official Language Spoken, constitute 73.0% and 23.6% of the population respectively. Although 85% of French-speaking Canadians live in Quebec, there are substantial Francophone populations in Ontario, Alberta, and southern Manitoba.

The major language spoken in Canada is English. However, Quebec's official language is French.

the official language of canada is english and french.

English

The languages spoken by indigenous peoples belong to the Athapaskan, Algonquian, Inuit, Haida, Tsimshianic, Salishan and other language families. Cultural areas are defined as northwest coast, subarctic and Eskimo.
French and English are Canada's "Official Languages."

English is the working language of the majority of Canadians. French is the working language of an overwhelming majority of people in Québec. It is also the working language of significant parts of New Brunswick, especially in northern New Brunswick. New Brunswick is Canada's only "Officially Bilingual" province. French is also the working language in many parts of eastern and northeastern Ontario, as well as several population pockets across Canada.

english and french


Both English and French are official Canadian languages.
English and French
The official languages are English and French, though there are many other spoken languages in use.










There are also Asians in Canada, and Polish, blah blah blah...
No it is not. It's either Canadian, English, or French. Well, to be honest, they speak an equal amont of the 3 languages I just typed here.
The two official languages of Canada are English and French. French is predominantly spoken in Quebec, most of the people in the other provinces choose English as their first language.

However Canada is a huge melting pot with many first-generation immigrants, and you'll find people speaking many different languages.

English, French, probably some Gaelic. Oh and those Newfoundlanders. They say the darnedest things ;)

Also, I think some Asian languages are spoken a lot on the western coast. Don't rightly know myself. Never been out there.


Spanish is the main language of Spain. Canada's official languages (according to their Charter of Rights and Freedom) are English & French (Quebec).
English and French are official languages. Most people speak French in the provinces of Quebec and some parts of New Brunswick, while the rest of Canada speaks English.
English
Well,

a multitude of languages are used in Canada. According to the 2006 census, English and French are the mother tongues of 58.8% and 23.2% of Canadians respectively. New Brunswick is the only Canadian province that has both English and French as its official languages. Quebec's official language is French.[3][4] English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as "official languages." This means that all laws of the federal government are enacted in both English and French and that federal government services must be available in both languages.

Many Canadians believe that the relationship between the English and French languages is the central or defining aspect of the Canadian experience. Canada's Official Languages Commissioner (the federal government official charged with monitoring the two languages) has stated, "[I]n the same way that race is at the core of what it means to be American and at the core of an American experience and class is at the core of British experience, I think that language is at the core of Canadian experience."[5]

To assist in more accurately monitoring the two official languages, Canada's census collects a number of demolinguistic descriptors not enumerated in the censuses of most other countries, including home language, mother tongue, first official language and language of work.

Canada's linguistic diversity extends beyond the two official languages. About 18% of Canadians (roughly 6.1 million people, most of whom are first-generation immigrants) have a language other than English or French as their first language or mother tongue.[6] Nearly 3.5 million Canadians continue to use a non-official language most often, when in home or social settings.[7]

Canada is also home to many indigenous languages. Taken together, these are spoken by less than one percent of the population, and are mostly in decline. This help your question? :)
French and English
In Canada, English and French are the official languages in Canada. There are places were French is the primary language, such as Quebec where citizens are protective of their language-culture.
English and French are both official languages in Canada. Quebec is the only province in Canada that has only French as its official language.
The list would be about 200 languages. All major languages of the world are spoken in Canada.
english and french
French and English
french,english
The two official languages in Canada are English and French.
English and French
The Federal government recognizes English and French as official languages.

Each province and territory has their own recognized official language policies.

Ontario: English, French

Quebec: French

Nova Scotia: English, French, Gaelic

Newfoundland: English

New Brunswick: English, French

Prince Edward Island: English

Manitoba: English, French

Saskatchewan: English

Alberta: English

British Columbia: English

Yukon: English, French

Northwest Territories: Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich'in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tłįchǫ

Nunavut: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French

In addition some municipalities also have officially recognized official languages recognized within their jurisdictin.
in Canada they speak canadian, french, and english.
They speak (not speck) French and English. It depends on what part you're in. (Btw there's a 'spell check your answer' above the box that you typed your question in.)
Canada's official languages are English and French. However, some Canadians speak many more languages.
there are 2 official languages of Canada namely English and French.
The official languages of Canada are English and French.
French and English are National Language !
Canada's official languages are English and French.
There are more than 2 official languages in Canada but Federally it is just English and French.
The official languages are English and French.
Although French and English are Canada's Official Langages, over 200 different languages are spoken on the streets of Toronto. Toronto is Canada's largest city and the world's most cosmopolitan city.
Canada did and currently has two official languages: English and French.
Canada only has two official languages, English and French.
English and françias
English and French are the two official languages of Canada. In the province of Quebec, French is the most common language but many people also speak English. It is also common to speak French in New Brunswick but in the rest of Canada, English is the primary language.
English and French.
English and French
English and french
The three main languages spoken in Canada are English, French, and Chinese.
English French
English and French
French and English have equal status as Canada's "Official Languages."

English is the language spoken by a majority of Canadians. French is the language spoken by the overwhelming majority of Québecers. New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province. French is widely spoken in eastern and northeastern Ontario.

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Manitoba was Canada's first Bilingual province, and still is. Federally there are only two official languages, English and French. Each province and territory can have their own official languages. NWT as 11, 9 are Aboriginal languages. There are advantages to having your language added to the official list, including jobs and funding.
Every other languages you can think of is spoken in Canada. Canada is a land of immigrants. I speak German, French and English.
English and French
Both English and French are official languages of Canada. English is spoken by 59.3% of the population while 23.2% speak French.
Mostly English and French, but there are other languages too.
Both English and French are official Canadian languages, but most Canadians speak only one or the other at home (Most frequently: English). In the province of Québec, a big majority speaks French, but it's not uncommon to meet native English speakers in some cities like Montréal or Québec.

In Northern Québec, most people speak English at home (there are also native languages that are commonly spoken). In the rest of Canada, most people speak English, but some communities speak French as well. In any case, both languages are taught in school, as a first or second language, depending of the mother tongue of the majority in the community.

The two main languages in Canada are English and French. However, there are people who live in Canada that speak many different languages.
Canadians mostly speak english but sometimes they speak french
English or French depending on were u are in Canada
English and French. We mostly speak English but Quebec and New Brunswick are the main provinces who speak French. They're right beside each other.
English, but in Quebec they also speak French.
English and French.
English/French
Mostly Canadian English or French
Other than the province of Quebec, in which they speak French, most Canadians speak English.
English is the most commonly spoken language in Canada, followed by French.
English and French, mainly.
Most people in Canada speak English, then French.
English and french are the most commonly spoken languages in Canada, some provinces speak one more than the other (example, french is the more prominent language in Quebec, while English is more prominent in Toronto)
English, then french
French and English

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Canada Literature and Language

How did Canada gain 2 official languages?

A brief synopsis:

In the Canadian history there were two colonies that came to Canada originally, The French and the British. The French spoke French while the British spoke English. After years of fighting for territory and control they hesitantly formed a Confederation. The French (known as Quebec) were reluctant to join because they wanted to protect their slowly dying language from the English speakers in almost every other colonies (or province). So to make an agreement they make both English and French the official Language.

Another big factor was Louis Riel who led the Half English half Natives (or French/Natives) to the rebellion of the red river. When they wrote out their list of rights out for the government it had a lot to do with the lieutenant-gouvernor (probably misspelled) and judge of the supreme court to be able to speak both languages and that they both become the language of use in Canada.

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British Columbia

What happened after the gold rush in British Columbia?

Some people left for other countries, some stayed and settle in that country. Some still went on and search for gold.

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Ophthalmologists
Canada Literature and Language

What does the acronym 'FRCSC' behind a doctor's name mean?

"Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada"

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Canada Literature and Language

What are Canada's two official languages?

English and French

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History of the United States
Texas
Canada Literature and Language

What is one famous landmark in Texas?

The chocolate bar!

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Ice Hockey
English to French
Canada Literature and Language

Does Cammalleri speak French?

Michael Cammalleri, Canadian hockey star, speaks French Quebecois.

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Magnetism
Canada Literature and Language

How do electromagnets help us?

Answer

Without electromagnets, we won't have electricity to power up your home and your computer!! they help us in scrapyards because if we use permantmagnets we wont be able to turn of the magnetism

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Canada Literature and Language

What are some Canadian words that start with J?

JELLYFISH

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Canada Literature and Language

What are the two official languages in Canada?

They speak french and english

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Television and Video
Magnetism
Canada Literature and Language

How does a electromagnet help us?

they are used in doors to enter banks. they are often also used in padestrian gate locks. they ensure secure safety.

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What are 4 fundamental freedom that Canadian enjoy?

Josh and Danika :)

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History of Canada
Canada Literature and Language

Famous places of newbrunswick Canada?

I know of a natural famous place: the Bay of Fundy. the most famous natural attraction in New Brunswick. The bay has the highest tides on earth. and whales come up from time to time. (so i hear)

Hopewell Rocks - alma new brunswick

St. Martins Caves - St- Martins (saint john new brunswick)

fundy trail - saint john new brunswick

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History of Canada
Canada Literature and Language

How do Canada's ethnic composition and official languages reflect its history?

Canada's ethnic composition is mostly European, but also includes people from many other parts of the world. This reflects the fact that Canada was founded by Europeans but maintains a strong policy of multiculturalism and immigration.

The official languages, English and French, reflect the fact that the earliest settlements in Canada were French and British colonies.

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Canada Literature and Language

What languages are spoken in Regina Saskatchewan?

English and French are the official languages of Canada, but English is much more prevalent in all of Saskatchewan.

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Earthquakes
Canada Literature and Language

Is Ottawa or Winnipeg more earthquake free?

Ottawa would be more earthquake free.

Actually, no. Ottawa is in a moderate earthquake prone region.

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Canada Literature and Language
Comparisons

Is Canada considred a big country in comparison to other countries around the world?

yes, it is the second largest country in the world by size.

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History of Canada
Canada Literature and Language

What are the famous places of Canada?

There are too many to name all of them, but here is a list of ones that I have personally been to;

Niagara Falls, Ontario is impressive, but loses it's lustre after multiple visits.

Banff National Park in Alberta is the most beautiful place I have ever been to. Mountains, rivers, a hotel surrounded by wildlife and magestic views, and a gondola ride above the trees are reason enough to visit.

Toronto, Ontario itself is a cultural mecca and the site of many movie filmings.

Prince Edward Island was the setting of the famous 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Road to Avonlea' books, films, and tv shows.

Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia is gorgeous. Also, they have a neat Mariner Museum that held a Titanic exhibit when I was there. It's was awesome.

Anyone who has been anywhere famous in Canada, feel free to add to this list. The world needs to know that we don't all live in igloos.

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Canada Literature and Language

Why does Canada have 2 official languages?

Because Canada is a multicultural society-- a cultural mosaic, if you will. That, and there is a lot of both English and French influences in Canadian history. >:P

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History of Canada
Canada Literature and Language

What are Francophones' collective rights?

Francophone collective rights are rights that French people in Canada are given. Because the majority of Canada is English speaking, French/Francophones need to have rights to get a good education, collective rights give them the right to be able to access a French speaking school where ever they live.

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Canada Literature and Language

How do you write a summer essay?

Well, one of the very first assignments teachers will give, is the famous " Summer Essay" where you have to write about your summer time, and what you did.

For some people this can be quite difficult, but it will easier to complete, once you have broken the essay down to simpler steps.

1st- Get the right information.

You always must be very clear on what is expected of you on this essay. ( do you have to write about your whole summer, or just 1 trip?) Also, know the details ( How many pages/words long, font etc..)

2nd- Be prepared

To write a good summer essay you must know what you have to put in it. Make a list of all the places you have visited, or things you have done in very simple jot notes, then you can begin!

3rd- Organize your paper

You must know where to put your information on the paper. The 1st paragraph contains a summary of everything you will write in you paper, keep it short but interesting, as it is the first paragraph (very important)

The body consists of all the places you have been and things you have done. Remember to use good adjectives when describing places.

The last paragraph gives your overall impression on your summer vacation, and what u are looking forward to in whatever grade you are in.

4th- Glossy cover

Make a pretty cover for your assignment, as teachers are very fond of that, and could raise your grade. Keep your cover simple, with a title, your name, class, teacher's name, and a nice picture in the middle. ( maybe of a tropical island)

5th- Review

Review your paper to spell check, and be prepared to hand it in!

Follow these steps for a great essay!

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Canada Literature and Language

How many Canadians are bilingual?

According to the Statistics Canada website (refer to the links, below),

the 2001 Canada census form asked citizens the following question:

"What language(s), other than English or French,

can this person speak well enough to conduct a conversation?"

The responses to that question resulted in the following:

"About 5,231,500 people reported to the 2001 Census that they were bilingual . . .

In 2001, these individuals represented 17.7% of the population,

up from 17.0% in 1996."

By extrapolation of these numbers, the total population of Canada was about 29,556,497 in 2001.

(n.b., although there are more recent Canada census records online, none give the information in the above format or in any way that could be presented easily, here)

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Canada
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Why does Canada have two official languages?

French is mostly spoken in Quebec but since Quebec is part of Canada then they recognize it as Canada's second language but Quebec has tried many different ways and wants to be its own country. It speaks two different languages because they were settled by the English and the French.

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Metal and Alloys

How did iron help the US?

it helped by offering huge amounts to build items.

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How did Canada get its languages?

Canada was founded by two settling colonies. The French colony settled in Lower Canada, in what is now Quebec. The English colony settled in Upper Canada, in what is now Ontario. Those two colonies came together with other surrounding colonies (see: Confederation) to form Canada. Its basis has always been French and English.

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