America speaks more than 300 languages

US census shows more than 55 million speak more than 300 languages

According to the latest US Census, there are some 55,076,078 people in America speaking more than 300 languages. There is a widespread use of languages such as Spanish and Chinese with more than 2 million speakers each to the smallest language Yuchi, with only four registered speakers! The Yuchi, also spelled Euchee and Uchee, are a Native American tribe who traditionally lived in the eastern Tennessee River valley in the 16th century. This census from April 2010 shows how big the US language territory is outside English.

Let’s look at all the languages spoken in United States …

How many do you recognize?

SPANISH and SPANISH CREOLE34,183,747
Spanish34,183,622
Ladino125
OTHER INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES10,347,377
French1,358,816
French1,304,758
Patois28,475
Cajun25,583
French Creole621,135
Italian807,010
Portuguese678,334
Portuguese676,963
Papia Mentae1,371
German1,120,670
German1,119,963
Luxembourgian707
Yiddish162,511
Other West-Germanic languages269,600
Pennsylvania Dutch117,547
Dutch132,191
Afrikaans18,943
Frisian919
Scandinavian languages132,956
Swedish56,713
Danish29,728
Norwegian41,197
Icelandic5,170
Faroese148
Greek340,028
Russian846,233
Polish632,362
Serbo-Croatian languages273,729
Serbocroatian152,331
Croatian57,565
Serbian63,833
Other Slavic languages318,051
Bielorussian1,363
Ukrainian142,711
Czech55,382
Lusatian189
Slovak32,227
Bulgarian57,016
Macedonian22,134
Slovene7,029
Armenian220,922
Persian359,176
Hindi531,313
Gujarati301,658
Urdu335,213
Other Indic languages619,954
India n.e.c.281,125
Bengali190,090
Panjabi208,387
Marathi54,223
Bihari151
Rajasthani464
Oriya4,790
Assamese1,215
Kashmiri833
Nepali34,139
Sindhi6,907
Pakistan N.E.C. 213,092
Sinhalese22,278
Romany2,260
Other Indo-European languages417,706
Jamaican Creole19,872
Krio6,900
Hawaiian Pidgin108
Pidgin2,527
Gullah352
Saramacca112
Catalonian1,917
Romanian146,840
Rhaeto-romanic39
Welsh2,452
Irish Gaelic22,279
Scottish Gaelic1,445
Albanian125,220
Lithuanian42,306
Lettish16,149
Pashto15,788
Kurdish12,982
Balochi268
Tadzhik150
ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLAND LANGUAGES8,267,977
Chinese2,455,583
Chinese1,554,505
Hakka1,086
Kan, Hsiang291
Cantonese437,301
Mandarin381,121
Fuchow2,671
Formosan76,131
Wu2,477
Japanese457,033
Korean1,048,173
Mon-Khmer, Cambodian182,387
Hmong185,401
Thai139,845
Laotian147,865
Vietnamese1,204,454
Other Asian languages644,363
Kazakh1,006
Kirghiz131
Karachay698
Uighur3,190
Azerabaijani1,282
Turkish107,405
Turkmen221
Mongolian8,430
Tungus326
Dravidian2,146
Gondi76
Telugu171,495
Kannada35,902
Malayalam112,378
Tamil130,731
Munda2,334
Tibetan9,764
Burmese35,281
Karen3,924
Kachin178
Miao-yao, Mien17,421
Paleo-siberian44
Tagalog1,444,324
Other Pacific Island languages358,549
Indonesian60,657
Achinese32
Balinese272
Cham891
Javanese441
Malagasy935
Malay12,440
Bisayan23,644
Sebuano10,027
Pangasinan2,144
Ilocano76,896
Bikol812
Pampangan5,432
Micronesian5,514
Carolinian187
Chamorro17,985
Gilbertese173
Kusaiean1,056
Marshallese10,739
Mokilese448
Mortlockese40
Palau4,153
Ponapean2,347
Trukese5,434
Ulithean39
Woleai-ulithi51
Yapese795
Melanesian973
Polynesian723
Samoan57,368
Tongan26,322
Niuean17
Tokelauan290
Fijian3,701
Marquesan605
Rarotongan124
Maori659
Nukuoro141
Hawaiian24,042
ALL OTHER LANGUAGES2,276,977
Navajo170,822
Other Native North American languages203,127
Aleut1,236
Pacific Gulf Yupik8
Eskimo2,168
Inupik5,580
St. Lawrence Island Yupik993
Yupik18,626
Algonquian288
Arapaho1,087
Atsina45
Blackfoot1,970
Cheyenne2,399
Cree951
Delaware146
Fox727
Kickapoo1,141
Menomini946
French Cree75
Miami168
Micmac230
Ojibwa6,986
Ottawa312
Passamaquoddy982
Penobscot144
Abnaki86
Potawatomi824
Shawnee321
Yurok491
Kutenai200
Makah176
Kwakiutl85
Nootka10
Clallam146
Coeur D’alene174
Columbia17
Cowlitz110
Salish1,233
Okanogan284
Puget Sound Salish207
Quinault128
Haida118
Athapascan1,627
Ahtena18
Ingalit127
Koyukon58
Kuchin1,217
Tanaina11
Chasta Costa84
Hupa174
Apache14,012
Kiowa1,274
Tlingit1,026
Mountain Maidu319
Northwest Maidu32
Sierra Miwok216
Nomlaki38
Wintun24
Foothill North Yokuts407
Tachi45
Santiam50
Siuslaw6
Klamath95
Nez Perce942
Sahaptian1,654
Upper Chinook58
Tsimshian68
Achumawi68
Atsugewi15
Karok700
Pomo648
Washo227
Cocomaricopa44
Mohave330
Yuma172
Diegueno228
Delta River Yuman483
Havasupai90
Walapai458
Yavapai139
Chumash39
Tonkawa29
Yuchi4
Crow3,962
Hidatsa806
Mandan104
Dakota18,804
Chiwere60
Winnebago1,340
Kansa7
Omaha457
Osage260
Ponca131
Alabama165
Choctaw10,368
Mikasuki188
Koasati59
Muskogee5,072
Chetemacha89
Keres13,073
Iroquois76
Mohawk1,423
Oneida527
Onondaga239
Cayuga6
Seneca1,353
Tuscarora179
Cherokee12,320
Arikara103
Caddo51
Pawnee122
Wichita242
Comanche963
Mono349
Paiute1,638
Northern Paiute12
Chemehuevi15
Ute1,625
Shoshoni2,512
Hopi6,776
Cahuilla139
Cupeno11
Luiseno327
Serrano5
Pima8,190
Yaqui425
Tiwa2,269
Tewa5,123
Towa2,192
Zuni9,432
Chinook Jargon644
American Indian8,888
Jicarilla455
Chiricahua457
Spokane20
Hungarian94,125
Arabic760,505
Hebrew216,615
African languages710,214
Amharic146,337
Berber1,475
Chadic5,091
Cushite90,434
Sudanic8,966
Nilotic4,964
Nilo-hamitic525
Nubian129
Saharan19
Khoisan19
Swahili72,404
Bantu42,098
Mande27,657
Fulani22,469
Gur849
Kru, Ibo, Yoruba267,174
Efik5,497
Mbum340
African13,767
Other and unspecified languages121,569
Finnish25,806
Estonian5,938
Lapp23
Other Uralic languages31
Caucasian6,870
Basque1,649
Syriac61,272
Aztecan1,327
Sonoran63
Misumalpan127
Mayan languages6,832
Tarascan470
Mapuche214
Oto – Manguen2,596
Quechua935
Aymara63
Arawakian1,960
Chibchan48
Tupi-guarani456
Unknown entries4,889

The STAR Team