Canadian slang
Canadian English (CanE, CE, en-CA) is the variety of English spoken in Canada. English is the first language, or "mother tongue", of approximately 24 million Canadians (77%), and more than 28 million ...
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West/Central Canadian English
The West–Central Canadian English dialect is one of the largest and most homogeneous dialect areas in North America, ranging from Ontario, through the Prairie Provinces to British Columbia. It forms a...
West/Central Canadian English - Wikipedia
Ottawa Valley Twang
The Ottawa Valley Twang is a linguistic enclave within Canada. It extends along the Ottawa River, from northwest of Montreal through the city of Ottawa and north of Algonquin Park.There are at least t...
Ottawa Valley Twang - Wikipedia
Quebec English
Quebec English is the common term for the set of various linguistic and social phenomena affecting the use of English in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec.There are few dis...
Maritimer English
Canadian Maritime English or Maritimer English is a dialect of English spoken in the Maritime provinces of Canada. Quirks include the removal of pre-consonantal /r/ sounds, and a faster speech tempo. ...
Newfoundland English
Newfoundland English is a name for several accents and dialects of English found in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Most of these differ substantially from the English commonly spoken elsew...
Canadian Aboriginal syllabics
Canadian Aboriginal syllabic writing, or simply syllabics, is a family of abugidas (consonant-based alphabets) used to write a number of Aboriginal Canadian languages of the Algonquian, Inuit, and (fo...
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Inuit languages
The Inuit languages are a closely related group of Native American languages traditionally spoken across the North American Arctic and to some extent in the subarctic in Labrador. The related Yupik la...
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Flag jacking
Flag jacking is a Canadian slang term used to describe the act of a traveler wearing a foreign flag on their clothing or backpack, in an attempt to disguise the country they are visiting from, primari...
Inuktitut
Inuktitut (/ɪˈnʊktɨtʊt/; [inuktiˈtut], ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ), also Eastern Canadian Inuktitut or Eastern Canadian Inuit, is one of the principal Inuit languages of Canada. It is spoken in all areas north of the t...
Chinook Jargon use by English-language speakers
Chinook Jargon (also known as chinuk wawa) originated as a pidgin trade language of the Pacific Northwest, and spread during the 19th century from the lower Columbia River, first to other areas in mod...
Skookum
Skookum is a Chinook Jargon word that has come into occasional use in the Pacific Northwest.The word skookum has three main meanings:Skookum may also refer to the skookum cat species.
It has a ran...
Podunk
In American English, Podunk, podunk, or Podunk Hollow denotes or describes an insignificant, out-of-the-way, or fictitious town, and is often used in the upper case as a placeholder name in a context...
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Whatever (slang)
Whatever is a slang term meaning "whatever you say" and "I don't care what you say". The term is used to dismiss a previous statement and express indifference and is usually considered offensive and i...
Jalopy
A decrepit car is a car that is often old and damaged and is in a barely functional state. Numerous slang terms are used to describe such cars, which vary by country and region, including hoopty, jalo...
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Wasi'chu
Wašíču is the Lakota and Dakota (known collectively as the Sioux) word for people of non-indigenous descent, with derogatory connotations. It expresses the native population's perception of the non-Na...
Squib (sketched concept or visual solution)
The term squib is sometimes used to describe a quick drawing of a visual composition or a proposed graphic solution. A rough sketch to demonstrate an idea. The origin of the term, "squib" as it relate...
Greenlandic language
Greenlandic is an Eskimo–Aleut language spoken by about 57,000 Greenlandic Inuit people in Greenland. It is closely related to the Inuit languages in Canada, such as Inuktitut. The main dialect, Kalaa...
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Western Cree syllabics
Western Cree syllabics are a variant of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics used to write Plains Cree, Woods Cree and the western dialects of Swampy Cree. It is used for all Cree dialects west of approxima...
Western Cree syllabics - Wikipedia
Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (Unicode block)
Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics is a Unicode block containing characters for writing Inuktitut, Carrier, several dialects of Cree, and Canadian Athabascan languages. Additions for some Cree dial...
Carrier syllabics
Carrier or Déné syllabics is a script created by Adrien-Gabriel Morice for the Carrier language. It was inspired by Cree syllabics and is one of the writing systems in the Canadian Aboriginal syllabic...
Carrier syllabics - Wikipedia
Inuktitut syllabics
Inuktitut syllabics (Inuktitut: ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᖅ ᓄᑖᖅ [titiʁauˈsiq nuˈtaːq] or ᖃᓂᐅᔮᖅᐸᐃᑦ [qaniujaːqpaˈit]) is a writing system (specifically an abugida) used by the Inuit in Nunavut and in Nunavik, Quebec. In 197...
Inuit numerals
Kaktovik Inupiaq numeralsInuit, like other Eskimo languages (and Celtic and Mayan languages as well), uses a vigesimal counting system. Inuit counting has sub-bases at 5, 10, and 15.Arabic numerals we...
Eskimo words for snow
The claim that Eskimo languages have an unusually large number of words for snow is a widespread idea first voiced by Franz Boas and often used as a cliché when writing about how language may keep us ...
Qawiaraq
Inupiat /ɪˈnʲuːpiæt/, or Alaskan Inuit, is a group of dialects of the Inuit language, spoken by the Inupiat people in northern and northwestern Alaska. The Inupiat language is a member of the Eskimo l...
Inupiatun
Inupiat /ɪˈnʲuːpiæt/, or Alaskan Inuit, is a group of dialects of the Inuit language, spoken by the Inupiat people in northern and northwestern Alaska. The Inupiat language is a member of the Eskimo l...
Eastern Cree syllabics
Eastern Cree syllabics are a variant of Canadian Aboriginal syllabics used to write all the Cree dialects from Moosonee, Ontario to Kawawachikamach on the Quebec–Labrador border in Canada that use syl...
Blackfoot language
Blackfoot, also known as Siksika (ᓱᖽᐧᖿ) – the language's denomination in ISO 639-3 – Pikanii, Pied Noir, and Blackfeet, is the Algonquian language spoken by the Blackfoot tribes of Native Americans, w...