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Languages Other Than English Spoken at Home (California, 2012)

Languages other than English spoken at home, California, 2012.

  • Of those who speak a language other than English at home, Spanish is the most prevalent (65.7%).
     
  • Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 22% speak an Asian or Pacific Islander language.

 

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

Spanish or Spanish Creole

10,134,470

65.7%

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages (details below)

3,398,769

22.0%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

1,557,880

10.1%

Other Languages (details below)

330,002

2.1%

 

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

Chinese

1,064,201

6.9%

Japanese

139,334

0.9%

Korean

384,596

2.5%

Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

82,674

0.5%

Hmong

76,517

0.5%

Thai

48,313

0.3%

Laotian

36,710

0.2%

Vietnamese

522,212

3.4%

Other Asian languages

153,369

1.0%

Tagalog

770,457

5.0%

Other Pacific Island languages

120,386

0.8%

Total

3,398,769

22.0%

 

Other Indo-European Languages

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

French

127,553

0.8%

French Creole

6,239

0.0%

Italian

62,647

0.4%

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

78,780

0.5%

German

112,094

0.7%

Yiddish

3,540

0.0%

Other West Germanic languages

25,978

0.2%

Scandinavian languages

23,511

0.2%

Greek

23,681

0.2%

Russian

153,328

1.0%

Polish

19,618

0.1%

Serbo-Croatian

23,645

0.2%

Other Slavic languages

35,492

0.2%

Armenian

195,347

1.3%

Persian

193,136

1.3%

Gujarati

42,792

0.3%

Hindi

150,388

1.0%

Urdu

45,591

0.3%

Other Indic languages

187,530

1.2%

Other Indo-European languages

46,990

0.3%

Total

1,557,880

10.1%

 

Other Languages

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

Navajo

1,402

0.0%

Other Native North American Languages

6,199

0.0%

Hungarian

12,612

0.1%

Arabic

159,348

1.0%

Hebrew

40,763

0.3%

African Languages

70,702

0.5

Other and Unspecified Languages

38,976

0.3%

Total

330,002

2.1%

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