Language spoken most often at home by the individual at the time of the census. (Source: 1996 Census Dictionary, Statistics Canada)
The first language a child learns and uses at home and in the community.
see primary language.
The language that is used primarily by the child's family in the home environment. For some children, there may be more than one home language, as in when the mother speaks Chinese and the father speaks English, for example.
Home language refers to the language most frequently spoken at home by the individual at the time of the census (2B variable).
Home language is a term widely used for a language spoken in the home that is different from the main language spoken in the society. The term is mainly used in educational environments.