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

This statistic shows 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.

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 1996200120062011
Registered Indian Population 183,790 182,135 201,060 188,105
Non-Status Indian Population 6,110 5,555 4,275 4,795
Métis Population 14,575 13,015 11,595 9,895
Inuit Population 29,010 31,800 34,840 37,830
Non-Aboriginal Population* 4,730 4,540 6,240 4,305
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