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Newfoundland And Labrador History, Language and Culture

Newfoundland And Labrador Culture

Social Conventions in Newfoundland And Labrador

Newfoundland society shows the dominant influence of northern European - especially English and Irish, but also French - settlers in its dialects, folk music and dance. Aboriginal peoples with distinct cultures and traditions include the Mi'kmaq on Newfoundland and the Inuit, Innu and Métis in Labrador. Geographical isolation nurtured a fiercely independent spirit in the province, which did not join Canada until 1949.

Language in Newfoundland And Labrador

Although Canada is officially bilingual (English and French), 95% of this province speaks English as a first language.

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