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Monday, August 18, 2008

Languages Spoken in the U.S

Did you know that there are over 300 languages spoken in the United States? According to the Census Bureau, in over 14 million U.S. households people speak a language other than English. Check out the Modern Language Association’s Language Map if you are curious to look up languages in your neighborhood. You can search by language and by state to find out where these and many other languages are spoken.

MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 US census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the U.S. The census data are based on responses to the question, "Does this person speak a language other than English at home?" The map illustrates the concentration of language speakers in zip codes and counties.

The Data Center provides actual numbers and percentages of speakers and includes census data about additional languages less commonly spoken in the U.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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