The official language in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is English. In 2016, people with English as their mother tongue accounted for 96.1 per cent of the total St. John's metro population, 0.7 per cent listed French, and 1.2 per cent listed a non-official language.
How many languages are spoken in Newfoundland?
Do they speak a different language in Newfoundland?
The overwhelming majority of its residents (some 98%) speak English as their sole mother tongue. The province nevertheless has a rich linguistic history. Its Indigenous languages, not all of which continue to be spoken, represent the Algonquian (Beothuk, Mi'Kmaq and Innu) and Eskimo-Aleut (Inuktitut) language families.
Is Newfoundland bilingual?
Four provinces (British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) are unilingual English.