Useful Web-based Resource for Mapping Languages

The Modern Language Association Language Map
A Map of Languages in the United States 

Description: The MLA Language Map is intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and seven groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States. The census data were based on responses to the question, "Does this person speak a language other than English at home?" The Language Map illustrates the concentration of language speakers in zip codes and counties. The Data Center provides actual numbers and percentages of speakers.

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Alice Hm Chen, MD, MPH
Soros Physician Advocacy Fellow Asian & Pacific Islander
American Health Forum
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel 415-954-9988
fax 415-954-9999

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