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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.
  • 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 <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. 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%; <i>note:</i> Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii 2000
Languages > Note Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii 2011
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 <a href=/graph-T/peo_pop>Population</a> has increased 61% or more since 1970. Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1553-1979. 1979

SOURCES: Ethnologue; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; 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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"United States Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/United-States/Language

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