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Top Non-English Languages Spoken @ Home 5yrs & up

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I'm only gonna post a select few from the US & Canada if you would like to see your state/provinces top 10 let me know and i'll post it! I didnt want to post them all cause theres so many states/provinces between the 2 countries! :P So request and i will post!

*Please note that the general term "Chinese" means that the people did not specify their dialect!

UNITED STATES

Alaska

1 Spanish

2 Yupik

3 Tagalog

4 Inupik

5 Korean

6 German

7 Russian

8 French

9 Eskimo

10 Japanese

California

1 Spanish

2 Tagalog

3 Chinese

4 Vietnamese

5 Korean

6 Armenian

7 Japanese

8 Persian

9 Cantonese

10 German

Florida

1 Spanish

2 French Creole

3 French

4 German

5 Italian

6 Portuguese

7 Tagalog

8 Arabic

9 Vietnamese

10 Chinese

Georgia

1 Spanish

2 French

3 German

4 Vietnamese

5 Korean

6 Chinese

7 Gujarathi

8 Kru, Ibo, Yoruba

9 Arabic

10 Japanese

Hawaii

1 Tagalog

2 Japanese

3 Ilocano

4 Chinese

5 Hawaiian

6 Spanish

7 Korean

8 Samoan

9 Vietnamese

10 Cantonese

Illinois

1 Spanish

2 Polish

3 German

4 Tagalog

5 Italian

6 Chinese

7 Korean

8 Greek

9 French

10 Russian

Louisiana

1 French

2 Spanish

3 Vietnamese

4 Cajun

5 German

6 Arabic

7 Chinese

8 French Creole

9 Italian

10 Tagalog

Maryland

1 Spanish

2 French

3 Chinese

4 Korean

5 German

6 Kru, Ibo, Yoruba

7 Tagalog

8 Russian

9 Vietnamese

10 Italian

Massachusetts

1 Spanish

2 Portuguese

3 French

4 Italian

5 Chinese

6 French Creole

7 Russian

8 Vietnamese

9 Greek

10 Polish

Michigan

1 Spanish

2 Arabic

3 German

4 Polish

5 French

6 Italian

7 Syriac

8 Chinese

9 Korean

10 Albanian

Minnesota

1 Spanish

2 Miao, Hmong

3 German

4 Vietnamese

5 French

6 Cucrape

7 Chinese

8 Russian

9 Norwegian

10 Laotian

Missouri

1 Spanish

2 German

3 French

4 Vietnamese

5 Chinese

6 Serbocroatian

7 Italian

8 Russian

9 Arabic

10 Korean

Nebraska

1 Spanish

2 German

3 Vietnamese

4 French

5 Czech

6 Chinese

7 Arabic

8 Russian

9 Italian

10 Polish

North Carolina

1 Spanish

2 French

3 German

4 Vietnamese

5 Chinese

6 Korean

7 Arabic

8 Miao, Hmong

9 Tagalog

10 Greek

New York

1 Spanish

2 Chinese

3 Italian

4 Russian

5 French

6 French Creole

7 Polish

8 Korean

9 German

10 Greek

Ohio

1 Spanish

2 German

3 French

4 Italian

5 Arabic

6 Chinese

7 Polish

8 Pennsylvania Dutch

9 Russian

10 Greek

Oregon

1 Spanish

2 German

3 Vietnamese

4 Russian

5 Chinese

6 French

7 Japanese

8 Korean

9 Tagalog

10 Romanian

Pennsylvania

1 Spanish

2 Italian

3 German

4 French

5 Pennsylvania Dutch

6 Chinese

7 Russian

8 Polish

9 Korean

10 Vietnamese

Texas

1 Spanish

2 Vietnamese

3 German

4 Chinese

5 French

6 Tagalog

7 Korean

8 Urdu

9 Arabic

10 Hindi

Utah

1 Spanish

2 German

3 Navaho

4 French

5 Portuguese

6 Vietnamese

7 Tongan

8 Japanese

9 Chinese

10 Korean

Washington

1 Spanish

2 Tagalog

3 Vietnamese

4 German

5 Korean

6 Chinese

7 Russian

8 Japanese

9 French

10 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

Wisconsin

1 Spanish

2 German

3 Miao, Hmong

4 French

5 Polish

6 Italian

7 Chinese

8 Russian

9 Arabic

10 Korean

French was #1 in the following States: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, & Louisiana

German was #1 in the following States: North Dakota & South Dakota

Spanish was #1 in all the remaining States & DC except Hawaii.

CANADA

Alberta

1 French

2 Chinese

3 German

4 Cantonese

5 Punjabi

6 Spanish

7 Tagalog

8 Vietnamese

9 Arabic

10 Polish

British Columbia

1 Cantonese

2 Punjabi

3 Chinese

4 Mandarin

5 French

6 Tagalog

7 German

8 Spanish

9 Korean

10 Vietnamese

Manitoba

1 French

2 German

3 Tagalog

4 Cree

5 Ukrainian

6 Polish

7 Portuguese

8 Chinese

9 Spanish

10 Punjabi

Ontario

1 French

2 Italian

3 Chinese

4 Cantonese

5 Portuguese

6 Spanish

7 Punjabi

8 Polish

9 Arabic

10 Tagalog

Quebec

1 French

2 Italian

3 Arabic

4 Spanish

5 Creoles

6 Greek

7 Chinese

8 Portuguese

9 Vietnamese

10 Armenian

Saskatchewan

1 Cree

2 French

3 German

4 Ukrainian

5 Dene

6 Chinese

7 Spanish

8 Tagalog

9 Cantonese

10 Vietnamese

*Based on the US Census & Statscan :P

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^Yep Tagalog is on a lot of lists its one of the many languages/dialects in the Philippines and i think the largest spoken. An interesting factoid though is that Hawaii and well Honolulu has the largest Ilocano speaking pop in the country which is another Filipino dialect/language infact i think its the largest outside of the Philippines almost all the Ilocanos in the US live in Hawaii and California but Honolulu metro alone has more than all of Cali.

As for Hebrew or Yiddish it didnt make any state or provinces top 10 they might have been a long time ago but not now a days especially with all the immigrants coming from Asia, Africa, Middle East, etc

The neat thing is...is that there are still quite a few states/provinces that have native languages in their top 10s thats always good to see! :D

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Cantonese should be included in Chinese. It is generally regarded as belonging to the same language, being a subdialect of the language, as the written language is identical.

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Quebec

1 French

2 Italian

3 Arabic

4 Spanish

5 Creoles

6 Greek

7 Chinese

8 Portuguese

9 Vietnamese

10 Armenian

I know that the post is called "top Non-English..." but French is the official language of Quebec. Shouldn't the Quebec list be the top "Non-French...?"

And whoa Saskatchewan, top non-English is Cree!

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^Yep Tagalog is on a lot of lists its one of the many languages/dialects in the Philippines and i think the largest spoken. An interesting factoid though is that Hawaii and well Honolulu has the largest Ilocano speaking pop in the country which is another Filipino dialect/language infact i think its the largest outside of the Philippines almost all the Ilocanos in the US live in Hawaii and California but Honolulu metro alone has more than all of Cali.

As for Hebrew or Yiddish it didnt make any state or provinces top 10 they might have been a long time ago but not now a days especially with all the immigrants coming from Asia, Africa, Middle East, etc

The neat thing is...is that there are still quite a few states/provinces that have native languages in their top 10s thats always good to see! :D

wow, I knew there were quite a few fillipinos in the states, but didn't realize it was that many and that far spread.

I still hear a lot of yiddish in Miami, but ya, it's mostly the older generation.

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samsonyuen, i think the census just categorized them the way it was written or selected

Cotuit, sure! :D

Rhode Island

1 Spanish

2 Portuguese

3 French

4 Italian

5 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

6 French Creole

7 Laotian

8 Chinese

9 Polish

10 German

Brickell, although its not in any top 10 Hebrew & Yiddish are still widely spoken Hebrew had about 200,000 speakers in the country and Yiddish had about 180,000 in 2000. I can see Hebrew as being steady in growth as there are many Israelis that move to the US every year. Yiddish who knows they are spread all over but i think the original language speakers were from like Russia, right?

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Oh yeah for US stats if you guys want your county top 10 let me know and i'll post it too! :P

You asked for it! Barnstable County, Massachusetts please.

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Cotuit

Barnstable County

1 Portuguese

2 Spanish

3 French

4 German

5 Italian

6 Greek

7 Polish

8 Arabic

9 Chinese

10 Russian

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Windham County

1 Spanish

2 French

3 German

4 Polish

5 Italian

6 Greek

7 Russian

8 Chinese

9 Japanese

10 Dutch

Windsor County

1 French

2 Spanish

3 German

4 Vietnamese

5 Italian

6 Polish

7 Greek

8 Russian

9 Chinese

10 Czech

Citrus County

1 Spanish

2 German

3 French

4 Italian

5 Tagalog

6 Polish

7 Portuguese

8 Gujarathi

9 Chinese

10 Hungarian

Okay one county per person damn it

:P

hehe my county's top 50 (Honolulu County) I posted a top 50 cause theres a lot of interesting language groups in the top 50

1 Tagalog (Filipino)

2 Japanese

3 Ilocano (Filipino)

4 Chinese, n.e.c.

5 Korean

6 Spanish

7 Samoan (Pacific Islander)

8 Hawaiian (Pacific Islander)

9 Vietnamese

10 Cantonese (Chinese)

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11 German

12 Tongan (Pacific Islander)

13 French

14 Laotian

15 Mandarin (Chinese)

16 Bisayan/Visayan (Filipino)

17 Marshallese (Pacific Islander)

18 Micronesian, n.e.c. (Pacific Islander)

19 Thai

20 Portuguese

21 Formosan (Taiwanese)

22 Chamorro (Pacific Islander)

23 Trukese/Chuukese (Pacific Islander)

24 Italian

25 Arabic

26 Pidgin (Not sure if its Hawaii Creole or Papua New Guinean or Solomon Islander languages?)

27 Swedish

28 Palau/Palauan (Pacific Islander)

29 Russian

30 Dutch

31 Indonesian

32 Ponapean/Pohnpeian (Pacific Islander)

33 Kusaiean/Kosraean (Pacific Islander)

34 Pampangan/Pampango (Filipino)

35 Pangasinan (Filipino)

36 Polish

37 Hungarian

38 Hindi (East Indian)

39 Greek

40 Finnish

41 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

42 Bantu (a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent)

43 French Creole (Haitian, etc)

44 Malay

45 Persian/Farsi (Iranian)

46 Urdu (East Indian & Pakistani)

47 Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (Kru->Liberian.... Ibo, Yoruba->Nigerian etc)

48 Sebuano/Cebuano (Filipino)

49 Fijian (Pacific Islander)

50 Mokilese (Pacific Islander)

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^No prob

Miami-Dade County

1 Spanish

2 French Creole (Haitians! etc) :D

3 French

4 Portuguese

5 Italian

6 German

7 Chinese

8 Russian

9 Arabic

10 Hebrew

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11 Tagalog

12 Yiddish

13 Urdu

14 Greek

15 Hindi

16 Vietnamese

17 Dutch

18 Hungarian

19 Polish

20 Japanese

21 Korean

22 Persian

23 Kru, Ibo, Yoruba

24 Thai

25 Patois

Interestingly Hebrew is in the top 10 for Dade & Yiddish is way up there too which coincides with its noticeability in the area as mentioned earlier in the thread.

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Cotuit

Barnstable County

1 Portuguese

2 Spanish

3 French

4 German

5 Italian

6 Greek

7 Polish

8 Arabic

9 Chinese

10 Russian

I had a feeling Portuguese would be on top. There are a lot of Brazilians on Cape Cod, as well as Azoreans, and Cape Vedeans.

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^Yeah Mass & RI both have huge Portuguese populations and Mass has like the largest Cape Verdean pop in the country. I'm kind of surprised that the Cape Verdean, Azorean/Madeiran, etc immigrant pops arent growing as fast as they used to over here Hawaii used to have many in fact at one time the Portuguese were the number one ethnic/ancestral group in all of Hawaii but now the majority are older generations and are mixed. The Brazilian pop is growing really fast though especially the past few years for some reason. They were like #14 for Honolulu's (16th for the state) immigrants admitted in 2002 and continues to move up. hehe they even have a community site now!

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^Yeah Mass & RI both have huge Portuguese populations and Mass has like the largest Cape Verdean pop in the country.

The Portuguese population started with Azoreans and Cape Vedeans. Fisherman settling along the coast from Providence to Provincetown (Provincetown is almost as well known for it's Portuguese population as it is for it's gay population). The Poruguese culture has actually sunk into mainstream culture with Portuguese food such as linguica and sweet bread being mainstays in southeast New England. Man I missed linguica when I lived in NYC, all they had was keilbasa, NOT the same! The Brazilian population is more recent. Many people are migrant coming up for the summer, but a lot have been settling down in the last decade or so. Boston has a pretty large Brazilian population.

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^No prob

Miami-Dade County

1 Spanish

2 French Creole (Haitians! etc) :D

3 French

10 Hebrew

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11 Tagalog

12 Yiddish

25 Patois

Interestingly Hebrew is in the top 10 for Dade & Yiddish is way up there too which coincides with its noticeability in the area as mentioned earlier in the thread.

Thanks.

I believe that the large number of French speakers are also hatian in origin. Some think it's uneducated to speak creole instead of english or french. I also am wondering about the patios ranking so low. There are many jamaicans and islanders here that speak it. I guess in both cases, people feel its better to mark down a "real" language.

Glad to see that I'm not crazy with the yiddish and hebrew thing.

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Isn't there a town in South Florida which is basically all quebecois? Is that in Miami-Dade?

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