INFOGRAPHIC: Asians speak up

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Nearly 50 per cent of Toronto’s population of 2.7 million speak a language other than English or French.

In 2006, three Asian languages were among the top mother tongue languages: Chinese, spoken by 420,000 people ranked first; Punjabi, spoken by 138,000 ranked third and Tagalog/Filipino, spoken by 114,000 ranked fourth.

Just where and how widely are Asian languages spoken in Canada’s largest city? The following infographic by The Origami’s TIHMILY LI  is quite revealing: For one, it tells the story of which Asian ethnic groups tend to congregate and form an enclave (or two) in certain parts of Toronto, and which ones are literally all over the place.

Asians speak up: Mother tongues in Toronto

 
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