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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 1996  
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Contents >> Section One: 1996 Census Classifications >> Language Spoken at Home - LANP

1st Release

This variable identifies the language spoken at home.

      Applicable to: All persons.

        1: NORTHERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES
        2: SOUTHERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES
        3: EASTERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES
        4: SOUTHWEST ASIAN AND NORTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES
        5: SOUTHERN ASIAN LANGUAGES
        6: SOUTHEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES
        7: EASTERN ASIAN LANGUAGES
        8: AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES
        9: OTHER LANGUAGES

1 - NORTHERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

10 Northern European nfd
1000 Northern European nfd

11Celtic
1100 Celtic nfd
1101 Gaelic (Scotland)
1102 Irish
1103 Welsh
1199 Celtic, nec (Breton, Cornish, Manx)

12 English
1201 English

13 German and Related Languages
1300 German and Related Languages nfd
1301 German
1302 Letzeburgish
1303 Yiddish

14 Netherlandic and Related Languages
1400 Netherlandic and Related Languages nfd
1401 Netherlandic
1402 Frisian

15 Scandinavian
1500 Scandinavian nfd
1501 Danish
1502 Icelandic
1503 Norwegian
1504 Swedish
1599 Scandinavian, nec (Faeroese)

2 - SOUTHERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

20 Southern European nfd
2000 Southern European nfd

21 French
2101 French

22 Greek
2201 Greek

23 Iberian Romance
2300 Iberian Romance nfd
2301 Catalan
2302 Portuguese
2303 Spanish
2399 Iberian Romance, nec (includes Galician, Ladino, Crioulo)

24 Italian
2401 Italian

25 Maltese
2501 Maltese

29 Other Southern European Languages
2900 Other Southern European Languages nfd
2901 Basque
2902 Latin
2999 Other Southern European Languages, nec (includes Friulian, Ladin, Romansch)
3 - EASTERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

30 Eastern European nfd
3000 Eastern European nfd

31 Baltic
3100 Baltic nfd
3101 Latvian
3102 Lithuanian

32 Finnic
3200 Finnic nfd
3201 Estonian
3202 Finnish
3299 Finnic, nec (includes Karelian, Lapp, Ludic)

33 Hungarian
3301 Hungarian

34 East Slavic
3400 East Slavic nfd
3401 Belorussian
3402 Russian
3403 Ukrainian

35 South Slavic
3500 South Slavic nfd
3501 Bosnian
3502 Bulgarian
3503 Croatian
3504 Macedonian
3505 Serbian
3506 Slovene

36 West Slavic
3600 West Slavic nfd
3601 Czech
3602 Polish
3603 Slovak

39 Other Eastern European Languages
3900 Other Eastern European Languages nfd
3901 Albanian
3902 Armenian
3903 Aromunian (Macedo-Romanian)
3904 Romanian
3999 Other Eastern European Languages, nec (includes Romany, Georgian, Ingush)

4 - SOUTHWEST ASIAN AND NORTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES

40 Southwest Asian and North African Languages nfd
4000 Southwest Asian and North African Languages nfd

41 Iranic
4100 Iranic nfd
4101 Kurdish
4102 Pashto
4103 Persian
4199 Iranic, nec (includes Balochi, Ossetic, Tajik)

42 Middle Eastern and North African Languages
4200 Middle Eastern and North African Languages nfd
4201 Amharic
4202Arabic (including Lebanese)
4203 Assyrian (including Aramaic)
4204 Hebrew
4205 Tigrinya
4299 Middle Eastern and North African Languages, nec (includes Riff, Kabyle, Shluh)

43 Turkish and Central Asian Languages
4300 Turkish and Central Asian Languages nfd
4301 Turkish
4399 Turkish and Central Asian Languages, nec (includes Azeri, Mongol, Tatar,)

5 - SOUTHERN ASIAN LANGUAGES

50 Southern Asian nfd
5000 Southern Asian nfd

51 Dravidian
5100 Dravidian nfd
5101 Kannada
5102 Malayalam
5103 Tamil
5104 Telugu
5199 Dravidian Languages, nec (includes Brahui, Malto, Tulu)

52 Indo-Aryan
5200 Indo-Aryan nfd
5201 Bengali
5202 Gujarati
5203 Hindi
5204 Konkani
5205 Marathi
5206 Nepali
5207 Punjabi
5208 Sindhi
5211 Sinhalese
5212 Urdu
5299 Indo-Aryan, nec (includes Assamese, Kashmiri, Rajasthani)

59 Other Southern Asian Languages
5999 Other Southern Asian Languages, nec (includes Balti, Burushaski, Nuristani)

6 - SOUTHEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES

60 Southeast Asian nfd
6000 Southeast Asian nfd

61 Burman
6100 Burman nfd
6101 Burmese
6199 Burman Languages, nec (includes Lisu, Pho, Rawang)

62 Hmong-Mien
6200 Hmong-Mien nfd
6201 Hmong
6299 Hmong-Mien Languages, nec (Mien, Yao)

63 Mon-Khmer
6300 Mon-Khmer nfd
6301 Khmer
6302 Vietnamese
6399 Mon-Khmer, nec (includes Khasi, Khmu, Muong)

64 Tai
6400 Tai nfd
6401 Lao
6402 Thai
6499 Tai, nec (includes Buyi, Jui, Tho)

65 Western Austronesian Languages
6500 Western Austronesian Languages nfd
6501 Bisaya
6502 Cebuano
6503 Ilokano
6504 Indonesian
6505 Malay
6506 Tagalog (Filipino)
6507 Tetum
6508 Timorese
6599 Western Austronesian Languages, nec (includes Balinese, Bikol, Kapampangan)

69 Other Southeast Asian Languages
6999 Other Southeast Asian Languages, nec

7 - EASTERN ASIAN LANGUAGES

70 Eastern Asian Languages nfd
7000 Eastern Asian Languages nfd

71 Chinese
7100 Chinese nfd
7101 Cantonese
7102 Hakka
7103 Hokkien
7104 Mandarin
7105 Teochew
7106 Wu
7199 Chinese, nec (includes, Chang Chow, Hunan, Kan )

72 Japanese
7201 Japanese

73 Korean
7301 Korean

79 Other Eastern Asian Languages
7999 Other Eastern Asian Languages, nec (includes Ainu, Tibetan, Bhotia)

8 - AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

80 Australian Indigenous Languages nfd
8000 Australian Indigenous Languages nfd
81Northern Aboriginal
8100 Northern Aboriginal nfd
8101 Anindilyakwa
8102 Burarra
8103 Dhaangu
8104 Dhay'yi
8105 Dhuwal-Dhuwala
8106 Djinang
8107 Karrwa (Garrwa, Garawa)
8108 Kunwinjku (Gunwinggu)
8111 Maung
8112 Murrinh-Patha
8113 Ngangkikurungurr
8114 Nunggubuyu
8115 Rembarrnga
8116 Ritharrngu
8117 Tiwi
8118 Yanyuwa (Anula)
8199 Northern Aboriginal nec

82Central Aboriginal
8200 Central Aboriginal nfd
8201 Alyawarr (Alyawarra)
8202 Anmatyerr (Anmatyirra)
8203 Arrernte (Aranda)
8204 Bardi
8205 Bunuba (Bunaba)
8206 Jaru (Djaru)
8207 Kija (Gidya)
8208 Kuurinji (Gurindji)
8211 Kukatha ( Kokatha, Gugada)
8212 Kukatha (Gugaja)
8213 Miriwoong
8214 Mutpurra (Mudburra)
8215 Ngaatjatjara
8216 Nyangumarta
8217 Pintupi
8218 Pitjantjatjara
8221 Walmajarri (Walmadjari)
8222 Warumungu (Warumunga)
8223 Warlpiri
8224 Yulparija
8225 Yankunytjatjara
8299 Central Aboriginal nec

83Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal
8300 Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal nfd
8301 Gugu Yalanji
8302 Guugu Yimidhirr
8303 Kuuku-Ya'u
8304 Wik-Mungkan
8399 Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal nec

84Torres Strait Island
8400 Torres Strait nfd
8401 Kalaw Lagaw Ya (Kalaw Kawa Ya)
8402 Meryam Mir

85West Coast Aboriginal
8500 West Coast Aboriginal nfd
8501 Ngarluma
8502 Nyungar (Noongar)
8503 Yindjibarndi
8599 West Coast Aboriginal nec

86Eastern Aboriginal
8600 Eastern Aboriginal nfd
8601 Adnymathanha (Yura Ngawarla)
8602 Arabana (Arabuna)
8699 Eastern Aboriginal nec

87Australian Creoles
8700 Australian Creoles nfd
8701 Kriol
8702 Torres Strait Creole (Broken)

9 - OTHER LANGUAGES

90 Other Languages nfd
9000 Other Languages nfd

91 American Languages
9101 American Languages

92African Languages (Excluding North Africa)
9200 African Languages (Excluding North Africa) nfd
9201 Acholi
9202 Afrikaans
9203 Akan
9204 Asante
9205 Mauritian Creole
9206 Oromo
9207 Shona
9208 Somali
9211 Swahili
9212 Yoruba
9213 Zulu
9299 African Languages (Excluding North Africa), nec (includes, Malagasy, Bemba, Fante)

93Oceanic Austronesian Languages
9300 Oceanic Austronesian Languages nfd
9301 Fijian
9302 Gilbertese
9303 Maori (Cook Island)
9304 Maori (New Zealand)
9305 Motu
9306 Nauruan
9307 Niue
9308 Samoan
9311 Tongan
9399 Oceanic Austronesian Languages, nec (includes Hawai'ian, Rotuman, Tuvaluan)

94Oceanian Pidgins and Creoles
9400 Oceanian Pidgins and Creoles nfd
9401 Tok Pisin
9499 Oceanian Pidgins and Creoles, nec (includes Bislama (Bichelamar), Solomon Islands Pidgin (Pijin), Pitcairnese)

95 Papuan Languages
9501 Papuan Languages

96 Invented Languages
9601 Invented Languages

97Sign Languages
9700 Sign Languages nfd
9701 Auslan
9702 Makaton
9799 Sign Languages, nec

SUPPLEMENTARY CODES

0000Inadequately described
0001Non-verbal so described
&&&&Not stated
VVVVOverseas visitor

      Total number of categories: 240





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