Amharic Most Commonly Spoken African Language in Eight U.S. States

Little Ethiopia Neighborhood in L.A., CA (Photograph courtesy Little Ethiopia Cultural and Resource Center)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Thursday, May 15th, 2014

New York (TADIAS) — Using data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Slate magazine staff writer Ben Blatt, made maps of languages other than English that were spoken in the United States. His map of the most commonly spoken African language shows that Amharic tops the list in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia. The most commonly spoken African languages in the U.S. are Kru, Yoruba, and Ibo.

Below is the map courtesy

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