A 2001 census report indicated that ten men in Newfoundland had a Gaelic language as their mother tongue. However, the report does not specify which languages are included in this figure, and 'Gaelic' includes Scottish Gaelic in Canada. Scholars at Memorial University of Newfoundland concluded that Newfoundland Irish became extinct during the 20th century.
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