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United States
A country in Americas
The number of individual languages listed for United States is 231. Of these, 220 are living and 11 are extinct. Of the living languages, 196 are indigenous and 24 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 12 are developing, 2 are vigorous, 58 are in trouble, and 145 are dying.
Official Name
United States of America
Population

321,369,000 (2013 census)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
99% (2003 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Adamawa Fulfulde (22,500), Afrikaans (18,900), Amharic (146,000), Arabic (952,000), Armenian (247,000), Assamese (1,220), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (80,000), Belarusian (1,360), Belize Kriol English (40,000), Bengali (190,000), Bukharic (50,000), Bulgarian (57,000), Burmese (35,300), Catalan (1,920), Cebuano (10,000), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (80,000), Chuukese (5,430), Copala Triqui (5,000), Croatian (57,600), Danish (29,700), Dutch (132,000), Eastern Punjabi (208,000), Efik (5,260), Fijian (3,700), Finnish (25,800), Garifuna (65,000), Gheg Albanian (62,600), Greek (305,000), Gujarati (358,000), Guyanese Creole English, Haitian Creole (453,000), Hakka Chinese (1,090), Halh Mongolian (8,430), Hebrew (216,000), Hindi (649,000), Hmong Daw (185,000), Hmong Njua (100,000), Hungarian (93,100), Icelandic (5,170), Ilocano (76,900), Inakeanon (23,600), Indonesian (60,700), Iranian Persian (408,000), Irish (22,300), Italian (724,000), Iu Mien (17,400), Japanese (436,000), Kabardian (3,500), Kabuverdianu (91,000), Kannada (35,900), Kazakh (1,000), Khmer (213,000), Korean (1,140,000), Kosraean (1,060), Krio (6,900), Lahu Shi (1,200), Lao (141,000), Lithuanian (42,300), Macedonian (22,100), Malay (12,400), Malayalam (112,000), Mandarin Chinese (381,000), Marathi (54,200), Marshallese (10,700), Min Dong Chinese (2,670), Min Nan Chinese (76,100), Mixtepec Mixtec, Nepali (34,100), Northern Kurdish (13,000), Northern Pashto (15,800), Norwegian (41,200), Odia (4,790), Palauan (4,150), Pampangan (5,430), Papiamentu (1,370), Parsi (75,000), Pohnpeian (2,350), Polish (608,000), Portuguese (674,000), Romanian (147,000), Romany (1,000,000), Russian (906,000), Samoan (57,400), Scottish Gaelic (1,450), Serbian (63,800), Shelta (50,000), Sindhi (6,910), Sinhala (22,300), Slovak (32,200), Slovene (7,030), Soninke (5,000), South Azerbaijani (1,280), Southwestern Caribbean Creole English (19,900), Standard Estonian (5,940), Standard Latvian (16,100), Swahili (72,400), Swedish (56,700), Tai Dam (3,000), Tamil (131,000), Tatar (7,000), Telugu (171,000), Thai (163,000), Tibetan (9,760), Tongan (26,300), Tosk Albanian (62,600), Turkish (107,000), Turoyo (5,000), Ukrainian (143,000), Upper Guinea Crioulo (156,000), Urdu (374,000), Uyghur (3,190), Vietnamese (1,420,000), Vlaams (2,000), Welsh (2,450), Western Highland Purepecha (45,000), Wu Chinese (2,480), Yucatec Maya (25,000), Yue Chinese (437,000)
International Conventions
ICCPR (1992)
General References
Bright 1992, Campbell 1997, Campbell and King 2011, Chafe 1962, Chafe 1965, Golla 2007Montgomery-Anderson 2015
Deaf Population
Nearly 2,000,000 (1988)
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for United States is 231. Of these, 220 are living and 11 are extinct. Of the living languages, 196 are indigenous and 24 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 12 are developing, 2 are vigorous, 58 are in trouble, and 145 are dying.
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