Arabic language in the United States

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A bilingual (English, Arabic) sign at the Detroit People Mover Grand Circus Park station
Arabic speakers in the US
Year
Speakers
1910a
32,868
1920a
57,557
1930a
67,830
1940a
50,940
1960a
49,908
1970a
73,657
1980a
251,409
1990[1]
355,150
2000[2]
614,582
2010[3]
864,961
2014[4]
1,117,304
^a Foreign-born population only[5][6]
Arabic speakers in the United States by states in 2010[3]
State Arabic speakers
California
158,398
Michigan
101,470
New York
86,269
Texas
54,340
Illinois
53,251
New Jersey
51,011
Virginia
36,683
Florida
34,698
Ohio
33,125

The Arabic language is the fastest-growing foreign language taught at U.S. colleges and universities, a trend mirrored at the University of Iowa.[citation needed]

Arabic in 2006 became the 10th most-studied language in the United States.[7]

In 2013, Arabic was ranked the 8th place on the list of enrollments in higher education in the USA.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Detailed Language Spoken at Home and Ability to Speak English for Persons 5 Years and Over --50 Languages with Greatest Number of Speakers: United States 1990". United States Census Bureau. 1990. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Language Spoken at Home: 2000". United States Bureau of the Census. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". 
  4. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". 
  5. ^ "Mother Tongue of the Foreign-Born Population: 1910 to 1940, 1960, and 1970". United States Census Bureau. March 9, 1999. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Language Spoken at Home for the Foreign-Born Population 5 Years and Over: 1980 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. March 9, 1999. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Heldt, Diane (25 March 2010). "Arabic is fastest-growing language at U.S. colleges". The Gazette. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
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