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What Are The Most Commonly Spoken Languages In Each State After English And Spanish?

| by Jonathan Wolfe

Most people are well aware that with nearly 50 million speakers, Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the US. But aside from English and Spanish, what other languages do people around the country speak most?

This map answers just that question.

Ben Blatt over at Slate put together a map showing the most commonly spoken language other than English or Spanish in each state. In 16 states, most of which reside in the Midwest, that language is German. In California and Nevada it’s Tagalog. Vietnamese wins out in Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, and French-Creole even makes an appearance down in Florida.

The map is a pretty neat way to get an idea of where different groups settled most around the country. Check it out: 

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