Cànan aig obair ann an Canada (Language at work in Canada)

Na tha a' tachairt ann an saoghal na Gàidhlig agus na pàipearan-naidheachd / What's happening in the Gaelic world and the newspapers
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Cànan aig obair ann an Canada (Language at work in Canada)

Unread post by *Alasdair* » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:07 am

Ann an Canada 725 duine cleachdadh a' Ghàidhlig a h-uile latha aig am obair.

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census0 ... ilter=5000


In Canada 725 use Gaelic each day at work.


Wonder how many use it in Scotland? Although, we had that survey conducted so i guess we will se soon.



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Re: Cànan aig obair ann an Canada (Language at work in Canad

Unread post by eideard » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:23 am

*Alasdair* wrote: In Canada 725 use Gaelic each day at work.

Wonder how many use it in Scotland? Although, we had that survey conducted so i guess we will se soon.
The Canadian census refers to "Gaelic languages" which would include Irish, Scottish, and even conceivably Manx Gaelic. Still, I'm impressed !

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Unread post by Neas Olc » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:06 am

Irish and especially Manx are almost non-existant here (I honestly think I'm the only one here with even basic Manx) so I believe almost all would be SG speakers, probably at St. Francis Xavier University which has a department that functions in Gaelic.

Rant mode on/ Kinda sad that Gaelic has gone from #3 on the list, straight to the bottom below Flemmish, Macedonian and Maltese. MALTESE is higher on the list for ****s sake...MALTESE! From #3 in the 1800s, to #3 000 000 000 today, not much to be impressed about.

Tha aon rud math ri fhaicinn an-sin...cha robh Gaidhlig air liosta 2001 idir, air a char as lugha tha i ann a-nis!

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Unread post by *Alasdair* » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:01 pm

Gaelic was even considered an official language at one point - More than it ever got in Scotland!

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