In United States, Nearly 6.5 Lakh People Speak Hindi

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Washington: In United States, Nearly 6.5 Lakh People Speak Hindi

Nearly 6.5 lakh people in the US speak Hindi, while over 8 lakh people speak various regional Indian languages, a Census report on languages released today shows.

Though none of the Indian languages appear in the top 10 languages spoken in the US, the report shows South Asian languages have registered a substantial growth rate in the past decade.

"South Asian languages in particular experienced high levels of growth. Other Asian languages, a group comprised mostly of the South Asian languages, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil grew by 115 per cent, and Hindi grew by 105 per cent," the report said.

"Other Indian languages -- such as Punjabi, Bengali, and Marathi -- grew by 86 percent. The slowest growing South Asian languages were Gujarati (52 per cent) and Urdu (42 per cent), the reports said.

The report, 'Language Use in the United States: 2011', details the number of people speaking languages other than English at home and their ability to speak English, by selected social and demographic characteristics.

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Source: PTI
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