"Se Habla Español." The sign meaning "Spanish is spoken here" is commonly seen in business storefronts and advertising and is a commentary on the changing times and America's fast-growing Spanish-speaking population.
But try this sign on for size: "America—We Speak 350 Languages Here."
A new U.S. Census Bureau report out Tuesday highlights the breathtaking diversity of language in the United States. According to the report, the most comprehensive data ever released on languages spoken less widely in the U.S., at least 350 languages are spoken in American homes.
Those languages include Pennsylvania Dutch, Ukrainian, Turkish, Romanian and many others, as well as 150 Native North American languages like Dakota, Apache and Cherokee. More than 350,000 people speak Native North American languages, according to the report, which is based on American Community Survey data collected from 2019 to 2013.