U.S. Census Starts Counting Speakers of Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali.

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The U.S. Census announced this week that it has started counting the number of people who speak Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Bengali.

According to the census,

  • Punjabi speakers: 2,80,867 (48% live in California)
  • Bengali: 2,59,204 (39% percent live in New York)
  • Telugu: 3,21,695 (California, Texas, New Jersey)
  • Tamil: 2,38,699 (California, Texas, New Jersey)

Hindi is the most popular south Asian language spoken in the US: 7,40,000 people speak it.

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