The United States (US) Census Bureau on 3 November 2015 released a set of new tables detailing hundreds of languages that US residents speak at home. These tables, based on American Community Survey data collected from 2009 to 2013, expand the languages and language groups tabulated to 350.
As per the American Community Survey data, Hindi has emerged as the largest Indian language spoken in the US with nearly 6.5 lakh people speaking it.
Top languages spoken in US other than English include Spanish (with more than 37.4 million speakers), Chinese (about 2.9 million), French (1.3 million), Korean (1.1 million), German (1.1 million), Vietnamese (1.4 million), Arabic (924573), Tagalog (1.6 million) and Russian (879434).
5 Largest Indian Languages spoken in US
Hindi: More than 6 lakh speakers use Hindi as a mode of conversation in United states
Urdu: Around 390000 people speak Urdu in the US
Gujarati: Over 370000 people make use of Gujarati language to communicate
Bengali: 257740 people converse using Bengali Language
Panjabi: Around 2.5 lakh people converse in panjabi language in US
About the American Community Survey
• The American Community Survey is the only source of small area estimates for social and demographic characteristics of the US population.
• It gives communities the current information they need to plan investments and services.
• Retailers, homebuilders, police departments, and town and city planners are among the many private- and public-sector decision makers who count on these annual results.
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Where: United States
When: 3 November 2015
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