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Business Report: The cities that speak your language

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A new Census report says 350 languages are spoken in American homes. In a nation of 330 million men, women and children, 350,000 speak Native American languages. More than a third of all New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home. In some Sunbelt cities, more than half.

More than 100,000 New Yorkers speak Bengali. In Chicago there are 17,000 Serbian speakers. Tamil is a language is Sri Lanka, not even the majority tongue, but 4,000 people speak it in Houston. Five thousand speak Romanian in Miami and seven thousand speak Albanian in Boston.

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