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Immigrants have reinforced it. An ancient language that is spreading strongly in the United States


The number of Arabic speakers at home in the United States has grown from 215,000 in 1980 to 1.4 million in 2021.

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of people who speak Arabic at home in the United States has increased from 215,000 in 1980 to 1,400,000 in 2021.

Thus, Arabic is the seventh most common language other than English in the country, spoken by people of different origins and countries.

Immigrants make up about two-thirds of those who speak Arabic at home, and more people speak Arabic in the United States than in any other non-Arab country.

Arabic speakers in the United States:

  • 28% were born in the United States – 13% were born in Iraq – 13% were born in Egypt.

The reasons for immigrating to the United States vary. Some of them left their countries fleeing the scourge of war, and some hoped to work and improve their social status, and others to study and achieve what they could not achieve in their own country.

About half of those who speak Arabic (53%) live in just 5 states:

California, 17%.

Michigan, 14%.

Texas 8 percent.

New York, 7%.

New Jersey, 6%.

The percentage of those who master the English language has increased from 54% in 1980 to 66% in 2021.

The Arab community residing in the United States has presented a significant number of success stories and assumed prominent positions in American society.

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