Survey Reveals Tagalog is Most Spoken Non-English and Non-Spanish Language in Two US States 

A US survey reveals that Tagalog is the most commonly spoken language, that’s neither English nor Spanish, in two states in the USA.

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San Francisco, California. Image: Hardik Pandya via Unsplash

Every year, the US Census Bureau conducts the American Community Survey, where they talk to more than 1 million Americans about their lives and backgrounds. The responses, published through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series by the Minnesota Population Center, reveals that out of 50 US states, Tagalog emerges as the most spoken language at home in west-America states California and Nevada. This is excluding English and Spanish, which are the top two predominantly used languages in the country.

There are almost 2 million Tagalog-speakers in the US, according to the data shared.

This is not surprising, of course, when in California alone there are over 1.6 million Filipinos—the largest Asian group in the state—only followed closely by the Chinese. On the other hand, there are an estimated 170,000 Filipinos in Nevada.

Currently, there are reportedly more than 4 million Filipinos in total across the United States.

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