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United States

United States Language Stats

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Languages > Note: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
  • Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • Spanish speakers per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English status There are many regional dialects. Official language. Bible 1382-1989. 1989
Languages English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%; note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii 2000
Languages > Note Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.353 2009 114th out of 200
Major language(s) English 2013
Spanish speakers 22.4 million 1990 1st out of 2
Spanish speakers per 1000 89.74 1990 1st out of 2
Spanish status Population has increased 61% or more since 1970. Official language. Bible 1553-1979. 1979

SOURCES: Ethnologue; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Ethnologue. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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