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Historically, inhabitants of Nova Scotia's populations include Mi’kmaq, Acadian, English, German, African Nova Scotian, Scottish, Irish, and American. That noted, the church and civil records are written in English, French, Scottish and German.

The 2011 census showed nearly 90% of the population used English as their written and spoken language and approximately 10% of the population used both English and French.


Statistics Canada. 2012. Visual Census. 2011 Census. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. (accessed January 18, 2017).