What we speak in Illinois

From the MLA Language Map:

9,326,786 English
2,220,719 All languages other than English combined
1,253,676 Spanish or Spanish Creole
185,749 Polish
65,251 Chinese
63,366 German
62,367 Tagalog
51,975 Italian
43,712 Korean
40,812 French (incl. Patois, Cajun)
40,581 Greek
38,053 Russian
35,397 Arabic
32,420 Urdu
29,631 Serbo-Croatian
28,725 Gujarathi
18,734 Hindi
16,487 Vietnamese
15,481 Japanese
15,379 African languages
6,466 Scandinavian languages
6,288 Thai
6,076 Persian
5,705 Hebrew
4,835 Laotian
4,270 Hungarian
4,194 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole
4,035 French Creole
3,509 Yiddish
3,236 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian
2,326 Armenian
1,245 Other Native North American languages
413 Miao, Hmong
125 Navajo

Armenian Speakers in IllinoisMuch fun clicking and seeing, for example, where in Illinois those 2,326 Armenian speakers are, as in this map to the left. (Note: the map doesn’t seem to work in Safari, but Firefox is fine.)

2 Comments so far

  1. roush (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 9:42 pm

    32,420 Urdu..wow
    i never know tht much ppl speak urdu.
    i feel proud :P


  2. bassoholic (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 9:59 am

    Viva Italia! Thanks for the breakdown Fuzzy. Fascinating.



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