Montreal Language Spoken at Home


In Montreal 40.74% of the population speaks a non-official language primarily at home. Most households speak Spanish. This accounts for about 18.44% of the Montreal non official language speaking population and 7.51% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Arabic primarily at home account for 15.88% of the non official language speaking population and 6.47% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Italian primarily at home account for 13.54% of the non official language speaking population and 5.52% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Creoles primarily at home account for 7.33% of the non official language speaking population and 2.99% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Greek primarily at home account for 4.08% of the non official language speaking population and 1.66% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Chinese, n.o.s. primarily at home account for 3.38% of the non official language speaking population and 1.38% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Portuguese primarily at home account for 2.87% of the non official language speaking population and 1.17% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Vietnamese primarily at home account for 2.76% of the non official language speaking population and 1.12% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Russian primarily at home account for 2.69% of the non official language speaking population and 1.10% of the total Montreal population. People who speak German primarily at home account for 2.21% of the non official language speaking population and 0.90% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Romanian primarily at home account for 2.2% of the non official language speaking population and 0.90% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino) primarily at home account for 1.92% of the non official language speaking population and 0.78% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Tamil primarily at home account for 1.53% of the non official language speaking population and 0.62% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Hebrew primarily at home account for 1.51% of the non official language speaking population and 0.62% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Persian (Farsi) primarily at home account for 1.51% of the non official language speaking population and 0.62% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Armenian primarily at home account for 1.45% of the non official language speaking population and 0.59% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Yiddish primarily at home account for 1.15% of the non official language speaking population and 0.47% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Mandarin primarily at home account for 1.13% of the non official language speaking population and 0.46% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Other non-Aboriginal languages primarily at home account for 1.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.44% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Panjabi (Punjabi) primarily at home account for 1.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.43% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Urdu primarily at home account for 1.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.43% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Polish primarily at home account for 1.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.42% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Bengali primarily at home account for 0.96% of the non official language speaking population and 0.39% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Hindi primarily at home account for 0.89% of the non official language speaking population and 0.36% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Cantonese primarily at home account for 0.88% of the non official language speaking population and 0.36% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Khmer (Cambodian) primarily at home account for 0.79% of the non official language speaking population and 0.32% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Turkish primarily at home account for 0.71% of the non official language speaking population and 0.29% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Oromo primarily at home account for 0.59% of the non official language speaking population and 0.24% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Gujarati primarily at home account for 0.54% of the non official language speaking population and 0.22% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Berber languages (Kabyle) primarily at home account for 0.43% of the non official language speaking population and 0.18% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.43% of the non official language speaking population and 0.18% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Hungarian primarily at home account for 0.39% of the non official language speaking population and 0.16% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Bulgarian primarily at home account for 0.35% of the non official language speaking population and 0.14% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Ukrainian primarily at home account for 0.34% of the non official language speaking population and 0.14% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Korean primarily at home account for 0.33% of the non official language speaking population and 0.13% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Lao primarily at home account for 0.32% of the non official language speaking population and 0.13% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Lingala primarily at home account for 0.31% of the non official language speaking population and 0.13% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Japanese primarily at home account for 0.16% of the non official language speaking population and 0.07% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Albanian primarily at home account for 0.15% of the non official language speaking population and 0.06% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Ilocano primarily at home account for 0.13% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Bantu languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.13% of the non official language speaking population and 0.05% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Swahili primarily at home account for 0.11% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Dutch primarily at home account for 0.1% of the non official language speaking population and 0.04% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Pashto primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Akan (Twi) primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Rwanda (Kinyarwanda) primarily at home account for 0.08% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Rundi (Kirundi) primarily at home account for 0.07% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Croatian primarily at home account for 0.07% of the non official language speaking population and 0.03% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Bisayan languages primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Serbian primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak African languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.06% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Malay primarily at home account for 0.05% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Sinhala (Sinhalese) primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Amharic primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Somali primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.04% of the non official language speaking population and 0.02% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Taiwanese primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Thai primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Swedish primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Serbo-Croatian primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Czech primarily at home account for 0.03% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Kurdish primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Bosnian primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Slovenian primarily at home account for 0.02% of the non official language speaking population and 0.01% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Slovak primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Telugu primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Tigrigna primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Nepali primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Kannada primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Lithuanian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Macedonian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Sindhi primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Malayalam primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Latvian primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Semitic languages, n.i.e. primarily at home account for 0.01% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Norwegian primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Finnish primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Marathi primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Hakka primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Estonian primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Danish primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population. People who speak Afrikaans primarily at home account for 0% of the non official language speaking population and 0.00% of the total Montreal population.

StatisticPercent% of total population
Spanish18.44 %7.51 %
Arabic15.88 %6.47 %
Italian13.54 %5.52 %
Creoles7.33 %2.99 %
Greek4.08 %1.66 %
Chinese, n.o.s.3.38 %1.38 %
Portuguese2.87 %1.17 %
Vietnamese2.76 %1.12 %
Russian2.69 %1.10 %
German2.21 %0.90 %
Romanian2.20 %0.90 %
Tagalog (Pilipino,Filipino)1.92 %0.78 %
Tamil1.53 %0.62 %
Hebrew1.51 %0.62 %
Persian (Farsi)1.51 %0.62 %
Armenian1.45 %0.59 %
Yiddish1.15 %0.47 %
Mandarin1.13 %0.46 %
Other non-Aboriginal languages1.08 %0.44 %
Panjabi (Punjabi)1.06 %0.43 %
Urdu1.06 %0.43 %
Polish1.03 %0.42 %
Bengali0.96 %0.39 %
Hindi0.89 %0.36 %
Cantonese0.88 %0.36 %
Khmer (Cambodian)0.79 %0.32 %
Turkish0.71 %0.29 %
Oromo0.59 %0.24 %
Gujarati0.54 %0.22 %
Berber languages (Kabyle)0.43 %0.18 %
Niger-Congo languages, n.i.e.0.43 %0.18 %
Hungarian0.39 %0.16 %
Bulgarian0.35 %0.14 %
Ukrainian0.34 %0.14 %
Korean0.33 %0.13 %
Lao0.32 %0.13 %
Lingala0.31 %0.13 %
Japanese0.16 %0.07 %
Albanian0.15 %0.06 %
Ilocano0.13 %0.05 %
Bantu languages, n.i.e.0.13 %0.05 %
Swahili0.11 %0.04 %
Dutch0.10 %0.04 %
Pashto0.08 %0.03 %
Akan (Twi)0.08 %0.03 %
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)0.08 %0.03 %
Rundi (Kirundi)0.07 %0.03 %
Croatian0.07 %0.03 %
Bisayan languages0.06 %0.02 %
Serbian0.06 %0.02 %
African languages, n.i.e.0.06 %0.02 %
Malay0.05 %0.02 %
Sinhala (Sinhalese)0.04 %0.02 %
Amharic0.04 %0.02 %
Somali0.04 %0.02 %
Indo-Iranian languages, n.i.e.0.04 %0.02 %
Taiwanese0.03 %0.01 %
Thai0.03 %0.01 %
Swedish0.03 %0.01 %
Serbo-Croatian0.03 %0.01 %
Czech0.03 %0.01 %
Kurdish0.02 %0.01 %
Bosnian0.02 %0.01 %
Slovenian0.02 %0.01 %
Slovak0.01 %0.00 %
Telugu0.01 %0.00 %
Tigrigna0.01 %0.00 %
Nepali0.01 %0.00 %
Kannada0.01 %0.00 %
Lithuanian0.01 %0.00 %
Macedonian0.01 %0.00 %
Sindhi0.01 %0.00 %
Malayalam0.01 %0.00 %
Latvian0.01 %0.00 %
Semitic languages, n.i.e.0.01 %0.00 %
Norwegian0.00 %0.00 %
Finnish0.00 %0.00 %
Marathi0.00 %0.00 %
Hakka0.00 %0.00 %
Estonian0.00 %0.00 %
Danish0.00 %0.00 %
Afrikaans0.00 %0.00 %
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