Tagalog is the fastest growing language among the 200 plus languages spoken in Canada, according to a press release from the Department of the Foreign Affairs quoting Statistics Canada (StatCan) on the basis of the results of its 2011 Census of Population: Linguistic Characteristics of Canadians.

According to StatCan “the home languages showing the strongest growth between 2006 and 2011 were primarily Asian,” and “the population that reported speaking the Philippine-based language Tagalog increased by 64%, the highest growth.”

Tagalog is now the seventh most commonly spoken language among immigrant families in Canada, behind Punjabi, Chinese (non-Cantonese), Spanish, Italian, German, and Cantonese, the study said.

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