Languages of Canada


An Ethnologue Country Report, 73 pp., $14.95

A PDF document that collates all the information from Ethnologue about the language situation in Canada. (See a sample country report.) The report has the following contents:

  • Country overview information including a histogram showing a language status profile
  • Statistical summaries that tabulate number of languages and speakers by language status, by language size, and by language family
  • Alphabetical listing of Ethnologue descriptions for the 89 living languages of Canada
  • 3 language maps
  • A listing of languages by population
  • A listing of languages by EGIDS status
  • A listing of languages by province or territory
  • A listing of languages by language family
  • An index of ISO 639-3 codes
  • An index of language names (including primary, alternate, and dialect names)
  • A bibliography of references cited

The report is disseminated as a digital download. It is paginated with cross-references rendered as page numbers so that the user may print the report and use it in that form. However, the cross-reference page numbers are also hot links that jump to the referenced location when the report is used with a PDF reader in its digital form.