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All Languages Reported to the US Census in 2000
Click on a language to see 2000 data about states in which it is spoken, the ages of speakers, and their reported ability to speak English. This list, formulated by the Census Bureau, combines languages reported to census enumerators with languages identified as spoken in the United States in C. F. Voegelin and F. M. Voegelin’s Classification and Index of the World’s Languages (New York: Elsevier, 1977). Data about many of the less frequently spoken languages listed here are not included in the 2005 American Community Survey. To find if 2005 data are available for any of these languages, click “show all languages” on a US, State, Region, or Division table displaying 2005 data. To find out more about any language on this list, visit Ethnologue, an online index of the world’s languages.