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Top 80 Languages Spoken in Alaska & Hawaii

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Top Non-English Languages Spoken at Home Population 5 years and over Census 2000

ALASKA

1 Spanish

2 Yupik

3 Tagalog

4 Inupik

5 Korean

6 German

7 Russian

8 French

9 Eskimo

10 Japanese

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11 Athapascan

12 Samoan

13 Laotian

14 Tlingit

15 Chinese, n.e.c.

16 Aleut

17 St. Lawrence Island Yupik

18 Vietnamese

19 Thai

20 Italian

21 Kuchin

22 Polish

23 Miao, Hmong

24 Ilocano

25 Norwegian

26 Ukrainian

27 Tongan

28 Swedish

29 Albanian

30 Miao-Yao, Mien

31 Dutch

32 Hebrew

33 Arabic

34 Portuguese

35 Mandarin

36 Finnish

37 Serbocroatian

38 Czech

39 Greek

40 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

41 Hawaiian

42 Haida

43 Tsimshian

44 Cantonese

45 Urdu

46 Koyukon

47 Persian/Farsi

48 Pampangan/Pampango

49 Sebuano/Cebuano

50 Croatian

51 Bantu

52 Danish

53 Hindi

54 Hungarian

55 Pacific Gulf Yupik

56 French Creole

57 Irish Gaelic

58 Bengali

59 Formosan

60 Indonesian

61 American Indian, n.e.c.

62 Dakota

63 Bisayan/Visayan

64 Navaho/Navajo

65 Panjabi

66 Amharic

67 Chamorro

68 Jamaican Creole

69 Serbian

70 Afrikaans

71 Muskogee

72 Armenian

73 Cajun

74 Romanian

75 Keres

76 Tanaina

77 Yapese

78 Bulgarian

79 Patois

80 Scottic Gaelic

ANCHORAGE Top 50 only

1 Spanish

2 German

3 French

4 Russian

5 Tagalog

6 Korean

7 Yupik

8 Laotian

9 Japanese

10 Samoan

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11 Inupik

12 Thai

13 Chinese, n.e.c.

14 Miao, Hmong

15 Eskimo

16 Polish

17 Vietnamese

18 Italian

19 Miao-Yao, Mien

20 Aleut

21 Albanian

22 Tlingit

23 Norwegian

24 Athapascan

25 Hebrew

26 Swedish

27 Arabic

28 Tongan

29 Dutch

30 Ilocano

31 Serbocroatian

32 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

33 Finnish

34 Urdu

35 Hindi

36 Mandarin

37 Portuguese

38 Bantu

39 French Creole

40 Pampangan/Pampango

41 Persian/Farsi

42 Hawaiian

43 Cantonese

44 Danish

45 Sebuano/Cebuano

46 Greek

47 Hungarian

48 Serbian

49 Bengali

50 Jamaican Creole

HAWAII

1 Tagalog

2 Japanese

3 Ilocano *Largest in the US

4 Chinese, n.e.c.

5 Hawaiian

6 Spanish

7 Korean

8 Samoan

9 Vietnamese

10 Cantonese

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11 German

12 Tongan

13 French

14 Marshallese

15 Laotian

16 Bisayan/Visayan

17 Mandarin

18 Micronesian, n.e.c.

19 Thai

20 Portuguese

21 Pidgin (Not sure if its Papua New Guinean Pidgin "Tok Pisin" or "Hawaii Creole")

22 Italian

23 Chamorro

24 Trukese/Chuukese

25 Arabic

26 Formosan

27 Dutch

28 Swedish

29 Russian

30 Palau/Palauan

31 Indonesian

32 Ponapean/Pohnpeian

33 Kusaiean/Kosraean

34 Polish

35 Pampangan/Pampango

36 Pangasinan

37 Hungarian

38 Greek

39 Hindi

40 Persian/Farsi

41 Malay

42 Bantu (Spoken by Somalis and others)

43 Finnish

44 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

45 Fijian

46 Norwegian

47 French Creole

48 Urdu

49 Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (Nigerian, Liberian, etc Languages)

50 Hebrew

51 Danish

52 Sebuano/Cebuano

53 Marquesan (A French Polynesian Language)

54 Turkish

55 Mokilese

56 Nepali

57 Yapese

58 Bengali

59 India, n.e.c.

60 Lettish

61 Sinhalese

62 Tamil

63 Burmese

64 Gilbertese/I-Kiribati

65 Armenian

66 Navaho/Navajo

67 Panjabi

68 Tokelauan

69 Ukrainian

70 Czech

71 Hakka

72 Hawaiian Pidgin

73 Yiddish

74 Irish Gaelic

75 Romanian

76 Serbocroatian

77 African, n.e.c.

78 Jamaican Creole

79 Miao, Hmong

80 Afrikaans

HONOLULU

1 Tagalog

2 Japanese

3 Ilocano

4 Chinese, n.e.c.

5 Korean

6 Spanish

7 Samoan

8 Hawaiian

9 Vietnamese

10 Cantonese

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11 German

12 Tongan

13 French

14 Laotian

15 Mandarin

16 Bisayan/Visayan

17 Marshallese

18 Micronesian, n.e.c.

19 Thai

20 Portuguese

21 Formosan

22 Chamorro

23 Trukese/Chuukese

24 Italian

25 Arabic

26 Pidgin (Not sure if its Papua New Guinean Pidgin "Tok Pisin" or "Hawaii Creole")

27 Swedish

28 Palau/Palauan

29 Russian

30 Dutch

31 Indonesian

32 Ponapean/Pohnpeian

33 Kusaiean/Kosraean

34 Pampangan/Pampango

35 Pangasinan

36 Polish

37 Hungarian

38 Hindi

39 Greek

40 Finnish

41 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

42 Bantu (Spoken by Somalis and others)

43 French Creole

44 Malay

45 Persian/Farsi

46 Urdu

47 Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (Nigerian, Liberian, etc Languages)

48 Sebuano/Cebuano

49 Fijian

50 Mokilese

51 Hebrew

52 Norwegian

53 Turkish

54 Marquesan (A French Polynesian Language)

55 Sinhalese

56 Burmese

57 India, n.e.c.

58 Bengali

59 Navaho/Navajo

60 Nepali

61 Tokelauan

62 Danish

63 Hakka

64 Panjabi

65 Yapese

66 Armenian

67 Gilbertese/I-Kiribati

68 Tamil

69 Romanian

70 Ukrainian

71 Yiddish

72 African, n.e.c.

73 Irish Gaelic

74 Jamaican Creole

75 Miao, Hmong

76 Croatian

77 Lettish

78 Serbian

79 Amharic

80 Maori

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Yupik? That's an Inuit language right, along with Inupik and the others?

And is Ilocano a native Hawaiian language? Surprised to see native, pure Hawaiian rank only 5th. :eek:

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^Yeah there are like 20 native languages in Alaska. BTW Ilocano is a native language/dialect of the Philippines. Hawaiian is the only native language of Hawaii although there are creoles like Hawaiian Pidgin and Pidgin. As for the Hawaiian language thing only ranking 5th thats really high especially since the language was almost lost when the Europeans and missionaries came over and banned it. Long story...but it was almost lost. :(

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^Most are just like how North America has many Indian names yet not many know the actual meaning it was the same situation here but again the language itself was almost lost especially because it wasnt a written language. The language and history was mainly kept thru hula the dance which basically tells a story/history but it was all banned by the Europeans/Missionaries for a long time after their arrival to convert the Hawaiians into Christianity, they were told that their language, hula, traditions, etc were evil...luckily many of the elders remembered the language and the traditions etc which helped out when it was brought back later.

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Here are some extras!

Top 25's

Fairbanks-North Star Borough

1 Spanish

2 German

3 Korean

4 Tagalog

5 French

6 Chinese

7 Kuchin

8 Russian

9 Yupik

10 Athapascan

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11 Inupik

12 Eskimo

13 Japanese

14 Thai

15 Italian

16 Vietnamese

17 Mandarin

18 Cantonese

19 Polish

20 Serbo-Croatian

21 Samoan

22 Hungarian

23 Arabic

24 Dakota

25 Greek

Juneau

1 Tagalog

2 Spanish

3 Tlingit

4 French

5 German

6 Russian

7 Chinese

8 Japanese

9 Swedish

10 Portuguese

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11 Ilocano

12 Eskimo

13 Polish

14 Vietnamese

15 Italian

16 Korean

17 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

18 Navaho

19 Thai

20 Urdu

Hawaii County aka The Big Island

1 Japanese

2 Hawaiian

3 Ilocano

4 Tagalog

5 Spanish

6 French

7 German

8 Korean

9 Marshallese

10 Samoan

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11 Chinese

12 Thai

13 Portuguese

14 Micronesian

15 Tongan

16 Vietnamese

17 Pidgin

18 Chamorro

19 Dutch

20 Bisayan

21 Cantonese

22 Italian

23 Kusaiean

24 Swedish

25 Mandarin

Maui County

1 Tagalog

2 Ilocano

3 Japanese

4 Hawaiian

5 Spanish

6 Tongan

7 Korean

8 German

9 French

10 Marshallese

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11 Vietnamese

12 Pidgin

13 Chinese

14 Samoan

15 Portuguese

16 Micronesian

17 Bisayan

18 Italian

19 Dutch

20 Thai

21 Russian

22 Indonesian

23 Arabic

24 Ponapean

25 Danish

Kauai County

1 Ilocano

2 Tagalog

3 Japanese

4 Hawaiian

5 Spanish

6 German

7 French

8 Korean

9 Bisayan

10 Chinese

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11 Samoan

12 Italian

13 Tongan

14 Vietnamese

15 Pidgin

16 Portuguese

17 Arabic

18 Thai

19 Cantonese

20 Dutch

21 Russian

22 Greek

23 Persian

24 Hungarian

25 Armenian

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wow thanks for the list mang!

im surprised spanish is No.2. I shouldn't be surprised.. but for Alaska to be typed above it.. wow

and look, theres my favorite language.. Tagalog up there with it :D

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^I'm surprised to especially because you guys have a lot of natives but of course they speak many languages so that brings it down :P

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