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In addition to a core population of English speakers, the City of Brandon has significant numbers of residents whose mother tongue is French, German, Ukrainian, Spanish, Chinese and a wide variety of other non-official languages. In addition to those languages specified in the following chart, a wide variety of other non-official languages were reported by smaller numbers of people in Brandon.

The majority of immigrant growth in Brandon since 2011 has been in 3 language groups, Gujarati, Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

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Knowledge of Official Languages and Mother Tongue Languages in Brandon (CY)
Official Language Brandon CY 2016  Brandon CY 2011  Brandon CY 2006
English only 44,235 41,755 38,305
English and French 2,525 2,345 2,190
French only 15 30 15
Neither English nor French 1,165 1,205 210
Mother Tongue Languages  
English 38,480 37,675 36,470
Spanish 2,175 1915 430
Chinese; n.o.s. 1,545 965 140
German 565 685 785
Ukrainian 620 685 615
French 620 600 525
Mandarin 1,130 200 25
Tagalog (Filipinio,Pilipino) 310 180 25
Amharic 225 150 65
Korean 155 135 10
Creoles 95 130 10
Russian 175 130 25
Ojibwa 75 105 65
Polish 85 100 180
Gujarati 585 95 120
Dutch 80 80 70
Punjabi 200 65 N/A
Cree; n.o.s. 55 80 95
Amharic 225 150 N/A
Arabic 85 80 10
Afrikanns 95 75 N/A
Cantonese 345 65 45
Urdu 105 45 N/A

Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

“Knowledge of Official languages” refers to the ability to conduct a conversation in one or both of the two official languages. "Mother Tongue" refers to the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual at the time of the census.

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