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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