See Foreign Language Most Common in Your State

German is most prevalent language overall, after English and Spanish
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 5, 2017 9:10 AM CDT
A section of Chinatown in New York City.   (Getty Images/chris-mueller)

(Newser) – It's probably not surprising that, once you take English out of the equation, Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the United States. But what if you also remove Spanish from the options? 24/7 Wall St. ventures into each state to see which other foreign language ranks highest, with German taking the top spot overall when all states are taken into account. Here, 10 states and their most prevalent foreign tongue:

  1. Alabama: Vietnamese
  2. Arizona: Navajo
  3. California: Tagalog
  4. Connecticut: Polish
  5. Florida: French Creole
  6. Idaho: Arabic
  7. Massachusetts: Portuguese
  8. Montana: German
  9. New York: Chinese
  10. Wisconsin: Hmong
Check out which foreign language dominates in your state here. (Five celebrities you may be surprised to find out are multilingual.)

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