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January 16 2008
01:56

In Canada, among the country's indigenous population explosion is observed. These are the research findings of specialists.

For the first time the number of representatives of indigenous peoples in Canada surpassed the mark of 1 million and reached 1.2 million. They now represent 3.8% of the total population of the country, while in 2001 this figure was 3.3%, and in 1996 - 2,8%.

The study notes that over the past 10 years, Aboriginal people in Canada increased by 45%, while during the same time, other peoples living in the country, only an average of 8%.

The National Statistical Institute of Canada population explosion attributed not only to increase the birth rate among indigenous peoples of the country, but also to the fact that up to the last census a large number of people classified themselves as representatives of indigenous peoples. This, in turn due to the fact that residents of more traditional settlements agreed to take part in the census.

According to statistics, currently in Canada speak 60 local languages, but most common are three of them - Cree, spoken by more than 87 thousand people, the Ojibwe - 30,2 thousand people, and Eskimo, which is spoken by every second Inuit of Canada, writes Interfax .

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