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Persons Speaking a Language Other than English at Home, 2005

Language Persons 5
years old
and over who
speak language
Population, 5 years and over 268,111,000
Speak only English 216,176,000
Spanish or Spanish Creole 32,184,000
Other Indo-European languages 385,000
French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 1,383,000
French Creole 549,000
Italian 802,000
Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 662,000
German 1,120,000
Yiddish 137,000
Other West Germanic languages 275,000
Scandinavian languages 129,000
Greek 324,000
Russian 812,000
Polish 608,000
Serbo-Croatian 271,000
Other Slavic languages 316,000
Armenian 203,000
Persian 326,000
Gujarathi 276,000
Hindi 462,000
Urdu 303,900
Other Indic languages 586,000
Other Indo-European languages 385,000
Asian and Pacific Island languages 7,769,000
Chinese 2,300,000
Japanese 458,000
Korean 984,000
Mon-Khmer, Cambodian 189,000
Miao, Hmong 174,000
Thai 130,000
Laotian 152,000
Vietnamese 1,142,000
Other Asian languages 544,000
Tagalog 1,377,000
Other Pacific Island languages 319,000
Other languages 2,052,000
Navajo 173,000
Other Native North American languages 207,000
Hungarian 99,000
Arabic 687,000
Hebrew 190,000
African languages 582,000
Other and unspecified 114,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey, C1600; Jan. 3, 2007.

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