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United States
A country in Americas
The number of individual languages listed for United States is 232. Of these, 219 are living and 13 are extinct. Of the living languages, 195 are indigenous and 24 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 12 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 58 are in trouble, and 145 are dying.
Official Name
United States of America
Population Full

324,930,000 (2016 census)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
99% (2003 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Adamawa Fulfulde (30,500), Afrikaans (23,000), Amharic (195,000), Arabic (924,000), Assamese (1,310), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (80,000), Belarusian (1,810), Belize Kriol English (40,000), Bengali (258,000), Bukharic (50,000), Bulgarian (57,800), Burmese (62,600), Catalan (2,330), Cebuano (15,700), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (80,000), Chuukese (8,790), Copala Triqui (5,000), Croatian (53,000), Danish (28,300), Dutch (142,000), Eastern Punjabi (254,000), Efik (5,260), Fijian (5,760), Finnish (25,800), Garifuna (65,000), Gheg Albanian (66,900), Greek (305,000), Gujarati (373,000), Guyanese Creole English, Haitian Creole (453,000), Hakka Chinese (3,800), Halh Mongolian (10,200), Hebrew (213,000), Hindi (643,000), Hmong Daw (185,000), Hmong Njua (100,000), Hungarian (86,400), Icelandic (4,870), Ilocano (85,800), Inakeanon (23,600), Indonesian (67,400), Iranian Persian (391,000), Irish (20,600), Italian (709,000), Iu Mien (19,000), Jamaican Creole English (22,000), Japanese (449,000), Kabardian (3,500), Kabuverdianu (91,000), Kannada (48,600), Kashmiri (1,780), Kazakh (1,480), Khmer (212,000), Korean (1,120,000), Kosraean (1,170), Krio (6,900), Kwakiutl (180), Lahu Shi (1,200), Lao (153,000), Lithuanian (39,800), Macedonian (22,900), Malay (14,600), Malayalam (146,000), Mandarin Chinese (1,370,000), Marathi (73,600), Marshallese (18,500), Min Dong Chinese (4,080), Min Nan Chinese (219,000), Mixtepec Mixtec, Nepali (94,200), Northern Kurdish (17,000), Northern Pashto (22,800), Norwegian (39,400), Odia (5,390), Palauan (4,140), Pampangan (5,620), Parsi (75,000), Pohnpeian (3,530), Polish (580,000), Portuguese (693,000), Romanian (155,000), Russian (879,000), Samoan (64,100), Scottish Gaelic (1,640), Serbian (70,300), Shelta (7,000), Sindhi (8,970), Sinhala (26,700), Slovak (27,900), Slovene (6,370), Soninke (5,000), South Azerbaijani (2,090), Standard Estonian (6,040), Standard Latvian (16,000), Swahili (88,700), Swedish (55,700), Tai Dam (3,000), Tamil (191,000), Tatar (7,000), Telugu (248,000), Thai (153,000), Tibetan (16,700), Tongan (31,400), Tosk Albanian (66,900), Turkish (117,000), Turoyo (5,000), Ukrainian (152,000), Urdu (398,000), Uyghur (8,900), Vietnamese (1,400,000), Vlaams (2,000), Welsh (2,240), Western Highland Purepecha (45,000), Wu Chinese (7,510), Yucatec Maya (25,000), Yue Chinese (1,290,000)
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)
Recognized Nationalities

The Department of the Interior of the United States government maintains a listing of nearly 600 federally recognized tribes. By virtue of being recongized, they are eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for United States is 232. Of these, 219 are living and 13 are extinct. Of the living languages, 195 are indigenous and 24 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 12 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 58 are in trouble, and 145 are dying.
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