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June 30, 2015 1:28 am

US Now Has Second Largest Spanish-Speaking Population in World

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The western front of the United States Capitol. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The western front of the United States Capitol. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The Guardian – The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes.

The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million).

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