The 13 languages spoken most often in the US. Here in Chicago, the languages I hear spoken around me are primarily English, followed by Spanish and a smattering of Polish. But that doesn't reflect our country. According to Wikipedia, these are languages most commonly spoken at home in the United States.
Remember, this refers to conversation within a household. That doesn't mean that our neighbors don't understand English, our national language.
1. English (80% of households speak English exclusively)
6. Modern Standard Arabic
11. Haitian Creole
Does this reflect your neighborhood? I know I was surprised that Polish came in at #14. When I'm in the hallway I can hear my neighbor Hannah on the phone, speaking Polish.
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