Spanish An Iberian romance language spoken by over 350 million people worldwide. The official language of more than 20 countries (and “official/unofficial” recognition in one state in the US – New Mexico). Includes 9 other closely related languages. Hispanic refers to a derivation from Spain, its people and culture.
Indo-European Languages Includes most languages of Europe and the Indic languages of India. These include the Germanic, Scandinavian, Romance, Baltic, Slavic, Iranian, Hindi, and Urdu languages.
Asian and Pacific Island languages Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Tagalog.
Other languages Includes Uralic (Hungarian), Semitic (Arabic & Hebrew), African, and native North American languages along with indigenous languages of Central and South America.
Data: US Census Bureau, 2000, by self-identified language 56% 6,960,065 4,471,621 Asian Pacific 14% 10,017,989 8,790,133 Indo-European 62% 28,101,052 17,345,064 Spanish % Change 2000 Population 1990 Population Language
The US population continues to become more racially and ethnically diverse…
Note: By racial origin, rather than self-identified language, US Census released August, 2008 Update: Time Magazine, September 2008, reports that influx has dropped from 1.8M in 2006 to 512K in 2007 as a result of economic changes in the US ~15,500,000 ~46,700,000 2000 Population Growing from 5.1% to 9.2% ~40,600,000 Asian origin Grow from 15% to 30% of US ~132,800,000 Hispanic origin % of Population 2050 Population Language