Seen on network and cable stations this past weekend, this series of maps answers the question “What Language Does Your State Speak?”
As we have reported many times, English is the most widely spoken language in the U.S., followed closely by Spanish. Once English and Spanish are removed from the maps, interesting things happen. Two Native American languages, Navajo and Dakota, emerge. The map also shows remnants of the largest flow of German immigration to America that occurred between 1820 and World War I, during which time nearly six million Germans immigrated to the United States and went West.
See the rest of the map series, including other Native American, Scandinavian, and Asian languages, here at Slate.