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English is the predominant language spoken by Asian Indian immigrants. However Hindi is the 16th most popular language in America. Two other South Asian languages, Urdu and Gujarati, made the list of Top 20 languages spoken in America. Nearly 200,000 people born in the United States speak South Asian languages.

SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES SPOKEN AT HOME IN THE U.S.

LanguageSpeakersLanguageSpeakers
HINDI317055MARATHI35010
URDU262900KANNADA24390
GUJARATI235990NEPALI10710
PUNJABI141740SINDHI7815
BENGALI128820ORIYA2365
TELUGU86165KASHMIRI945
TAMIL83965RAJASTHANI335
MALYALAM79855BIHARI125

 

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME IN THE U.S.
Language SpeakersLanguage Speakers
English
215,423,557Arabic
614,582
Spanish28,101,052Portuguese564,630
Chinese2,022,143Japanese477,997
French1,643,838Greek365,436
German1,383,442Hindi317,057
Tagalog1,224,241Persian312,085
Vietnamese1,009,627Urdu262,900
Italian1,008,370Gujarati235,988
Korean894,063Serbo-Croatian 233,865
Russian706,242Armenian202,708
Polish667,414Hebrew195,37

Source: U.S. Census 2000. Data for all people 5 years and older in USA

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