The Glengarry News
In Ontario, there are 611,500 francophones who represent the largest francophone community in Canada outside of Québec.
Approximately 43 per cent of the province’s French-speaking population is in Eastern Ontario.
In North Glengarry, 3,860 people have French as their mother tongue, compared to 5,555 whose mother tongue is English.
Approximately 57 per cent of the people in the township are bilingual.
Some 5,685 understand two official languages while 3,840 speak English only and 460 speak only French.
In South Glengarry, 3,650 residents are francophone, 8,420 are anglophones. Some 6,890 people in the South speak French and English. Meanwhile, 5,905 are unilingual English and 275 speak only French.
Of course, as they say, 100 per cent speak “a little bit” of their second language.
Plus, many Glengarrians speak a number of non-official languages, such as German, Dutch, Flemish, Estonian, Gujarati, Hungarian, Danish, Chinese, Creole, Czech, Greek, Croatian, Arabic, Urdu, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Ukranian, Rwandan, Tagalog, Russian, Italian, Yiddish, Thai, Portuguese, Farsi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Japanese, Hindi, Finnish.