Map Shows Most Commonly Spoken Language Aside From English and Spanish In Each State
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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A new graphic from Slate shows which language besides English and Spanish is most commonly spoken in each of the 50 states.
The data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
French is the third most common language in Maryland. In Virginia, it’s Korean.
French is a very prevalent language in the eastern U.S. — it is also the third most commonly spoken language in Connecticut, the Carolinas, Delaware, Mississippi and West Virginia. It is actually the second most commonly spoken language, after English, in Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Meanwhile, the only states where Korean the third most common tongue are Virginia and Georgia.
Other well-known languages represented on the map: Vietnamese, Russian, German, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, French Creole and Navajo.
Some lesser known ones are Hmong (Asian), Dakota (Native American), Tagalog (Austronesian) and Yupik (Eskimo).
See more Slate language maps here.