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Number Of Languages Spoken in the US

How many languages are spoken in the US?


The Ethnologue website affirms that 245 languages are spoken in the US. In spite of such diversity, only a few languages are spoken by a significant portion of the population. According to the US Census Bureau, 80.3% of the American population aged 5 years or older speaks only English at home; among the remaining 19.7%, Spanish and Spanish Creole are the most spoken languages at home (62.3%), followed by Italian (7%) and German (6.8%).

This fact is verified on : May 13, 2010.

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