By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 21, 2014
Have you ever stopped to think about the languages that are being spoken all around you?
Aside from English and Spanish, what do you think are the most commonly spoken languages on a state by state basis?
With over 6800 languages spoken in the world today, the answers may surprise you.
Find out in this neat language map of the United States.
What Language Does Your State Speak?
In the US, most of the country speaks English with the second-most spoken language being Spanish. But what about the third-most spoken languages from state to state?
The following data was sourced from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey with maps created by Ben Blatt/Slate.
Wasn't That Cool?
If you found this interesting, you might enjoy seeing other US language maps presented by Slate, including:
- Most commonly spoken Native American languages
- Most commonly spoken Scandinavian languages
- Most commonly spoken Indo-Aryan languages
- Most commonly spoken African languages
Another fun activity you can do online is a quiz that identifies what your American accent is.
What Do You Think?
Can you speak the third-most spoken language associated with your state? Do you know anyone who does?
Be sure to comment with your thoughts!
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