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Old 03-29-2021, 03:40 PM
 
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Interesting. I wouldn't count Uyghur or Tibetan as Chinese dialects though, as those languages are from different language groups and don't even use Chinese characters, even though (some of) the people do live within China.

Hakka, Wu and Fuzhou/Fuchow are Chinese dialects.
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Old 03-29-2021, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Richmond, CA
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Wu:
Los Angeles County [CA] 265
San Francisco County [CA] 160
Alameda County [CA] 135
Orange County [CA] 130
Santa Clara County [CA] 85

https://namecensus.com/languages/Wu.html
Thanks! Will be sharing with the family.
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Old 03-30-2021, 11:43 AM
 
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Indian Languages:

(note: some overlap with other nations)

I'm listing them by their numerical ranking in India but some languages such as Punjabi will be over represented in CA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...akers_in_India


Hindi:
Santa Clara County [CA] 31,006
Alameda County [CA] 26,535
Los Angeles County [CA] 21,827
Sacramento County [CA] 13,006
Orange County [CA] 10,610
San Diego County [CA] 6,425
San Mateo County [CA] 6,216
Contra Costa County [CA] 5,650
Stanislaus County [CA] 3,647
San Francisco County [CA] 3,545
Riverside County [CA] 3,243

https://namecensus.com/languages/Hindi.html


Bengali (overlaps Bangladesh:
Los Angeles County [CA] 9,465
Santa Clara County [CA] 3,740
Orange County [CA] 2,160
Alameda County [CA] 2,050
San Diego County [CA] 850

https://namecensus.com/languages/Bengali.html


Marathi:
Santa Clara County [CA] 5,665
Alameda County [CA] 2,345
Los Angeles County [CA] 1,505
Orange County [CA] 1,390
San Diego County [CA] 945

https://namecensus.com/languages/Marathi.html


Telugu:
Santa Clara County [CA] 14,015
Alameda County [CA] 6,690
Los Angeles County [CA] 4,620
San Diego County [CA] 2,820
Orange County [CA] 2,515
Contra Costa County [CA] 2,340
Sacramento County [CA] 1,620

https://namecensus.com/languages/Telugu.html


Tamil (overlaps with Sri Lanka):
Santa Clara County [CA] 15,540
Alameda County [CA] 6,800
Los Angeles County [CA] 4,875
Orange County [CA] 2,760
Contra Costa County [CA] 2,235
San Diego County [CA] 1,920
San Mateo County [CA] 1,135

https://namecensus.com/languages/Tamil.html


Gujarati:
Los Angeles County [CA] 9,568
Orange County [CA] 7,366
Alameda County [CA] 6,288
Santa Clara County [CA] 6,260
San Diego County [CA] 2,330
Riverside County [CA] 2,045
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,933
San Francisco County [CA] 1,263
Sacramento County [CA] 1,011
Contra Costa County [CA] 1,007

https://namecensus.com/languages/Urdu.html

Urdu (overlaps with Pakistan):
Los Angeles County [CA] 8,717
Orange County [CA] 6,064
Santa Clara County [CA] 5,687
Alameda County [CA] 3,980
San Joaquin County [CA] 3,005
Sacramento County [CA] 2,863
Riverside County [CA] 2,709
San Diego County [CA] 2,196
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,919
Contra Costa County [CA] 1,840

https://namecensus.com/languages/Urdu.html


Kannada:
Santa Clara County [CA] 4,730
Alameda County [CA] 1,375
Los Angeles County [CA] 1,135
San Diego County [CA] 585
Sacramento County [CA] 570
Contra Costa County [CA] 505

https://namecensus.com/languages/Kannada.html


Malayalam:
Santa Clara County [CA] 2,970
Los Angeles County [CA] 2,635
Alameda County [CA] 2,145
Orange County [CA] 815
Sacramento County [CA] 455
San Diego County [CA] 445

https://namecensus.com/languages/Malayalam.html


Punjabi:
Santa Clara County [CA] 12,105
Sacramento County [CA] 11,675
Fresno County [CA] 11,620
Alameda County [CA] 11,255
San Joaquin County [CA] 8,820
Los Angeles County [CA] 8,640
Kern County [CA] 6,340
Contra Costa County [CA] 5,660
Stanislaus County [CA] 4,625
Riverside County [CA] 4,005
Orange County [CA] 3,605
Solano County [CA] 2,270
San Diego County [CA] 1,940
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,920
San Mateo County [CA] 1,900
Yolo County [CA] 1,310
San Francisco County [CA] 1,075
Ventura County [CA] 655

https://namecensus.com/languages/Panjabi.html
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Old 03-31-2021, 10:39 AM
 
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Vietnamese:



Persian:

Los Angeles County [CA] 72,908
Orange County [CA] 30,840
Santa Clara County [CA] 14,446
San Diego County [CA] 14,034
Alameda County [CA] 11,431
Contra Costa County [CA] 9,688
Sacramento County [CA] 5,663
Riverside County [CA] 4,085
Ventura County [CA] 3,717
San Mateo County [CA] 3,516

https://namecensus.com/languages/Persian.html

Armenian:

Los Angeles County [CA] 168,485
Fresno County [CA] 4,083
Orange County [CA] 3,623
San Diego County [CA] 2,563
Sacramento County [CA] 2,280
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,533
Santa Clara County [CA] 1,307
San Mateo County [CA] 1,059
Alameda County [CA] 1,030

https://namecensus.com/languages/Armenian.html

Other West Asian languages:


Arabic:
Los Angeles County [CA] 43,544
San Diego County [CA] 19,624
Orange County [CA] 18,188
San Bernardino County [CA] 10,240
Riverside County [CA] 8,048
San Mateo County [CA] 7,086
Alameda County [CA] 6,836
Santa Clara County [CA] 5,288
Contra Costa County [CA] 4,668
Sacramento County [CA] 4,514
Fresno County [CA] 3,612

https://namecensus.com/languages/Arabic.html




Pashto (Afghan):
Orange County [CA] 1,200
Alameda County [CA] 1,040
San Joaquin County [CA] 890
Sacramento County [CA] 805
Los Angeles County [CA] 600
San Diego County [CA] 585
Contra Costa County [CA] 390
Santa Clara County [CA] 330

https://namecensus.com/languages/Pashto.html



Kurdish:
San Diego County [CA] 1,485
Riverside County [CA] 205
Los Angeles County [CA] 195
San Mateo County [CA] 190

https://namecensus.com/languages/Kurdish.html



Hebrew:
Los Angeles County [CA] 24,845
Santa Clara County [CA] 3,742
Orange County [CA] 2,171
San Diego County [CA] 1,671
Alameda County [CA] 1,253
San Francisco County [CA] 1,229

https://namecensus.com/languages/Hebrew.html



Turkish:
Los Angeles County [CA] 3,740
Orange County [CA] 1,960
Santa Clara County [CA] 1,495
San Diego County [CA] 1,195
San Mateo County [CA] 1,080

https://namecensus.com/languages/Turkish.html
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:18 AM
 
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African Languages:


Yoruba and Igbo:
Los Angeles County [CA] 8,630
San Bernardino County [CA] 2,405
Riverside County [CA] 1,685
Alameda County [CA] 1,355
Sacramento County [CA] 1,110

https://namecensus.com/languages/Kru_Ibo_Yoruba.html



Swahili:
Los Angeles County [CA] 1,365
Alameda County [CA] 955
Orange County [CA] 685

https://namecensus.com/languages/Swahili.html


Amharic:
Los Angeles County [CA] 7,845
Santa Clara County [CA] 3,770
San Diego County [CA] 3,560
Alameda County [CA] 3,460
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,360
Sacramento County [CA] 1,355
Sonoma County [CA] 1,195

https://namecensus.com/languages/Amharic.html


Afrikaans (note many speakers are Caucasian):
Los Angeles County [CA] 650
Orange County [CA] 315
Sacramento County [CA] 315
San Diego County [CA] 275
Riverside County [CA] 270
Contra Costa County [CA] 215
San Francisco County [CA] 145

https://namecensus.com/languages/Afrikaans.html
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Old 04-01-2021, 10:35 AM
 
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Afrikaans (note many speakers are Caucasian):
Los Angeles County [CA] 650
Orange County [CA] 315
Sacramento County [CA] 315
San Diego County [CA] 275
Riverside County [CA] 270
Contra Costa County [CA] 215
San Francisco County [CA] 145

https://namecensus.com/languages/Afrikaans.html[/quote]

I know ten Afrikaans speakers in OC, that I recall off the top of my head, and while it's definitely a tiny sample, they are all Caucasian.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:04 AM
 
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Afrikaans (note many speakers are Caucasian):
Los Angeles County [CA] 650
Orange County [CA] 315
Sacramento County [CA] 315
San Diego County [CA] 275
Riverside County [CA] 270
Contra Costa County [CA] 215
San Francisco County [CA] 145

https://namecensus.com/languages/Afrikaans.html
I know ten Afrikaans speakers in OC, that I recall off the top of my head, and while it's definitely a tiny sample, they are all Caucasian.[/quote]

In South Africa Afrikaans is spoken by both Whites and mixed race Cape Coloureds. South Africans are a modest immigrant group and most speak English, including many Anglos and Jews.

The US is increasingly a huge destination for African immigration but less so to California. There are Ethiopian enclaves in LA and Oakland and Nigerians have decent numbers in the LA metro and Inland Empire but not enclave.
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Old 04-02-2021, 11:07 AM
 
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Other West Asian languages:



Pashto (Afghan):
Orange County [CA] 1,200
Alameda County [CA] 1,040
San Joaquin County [CA] 890
Sacramento County [CA] 805
Los Angeles County [CA] 600
San Diego County [CA] 585
Contra Costa County [CA] 390
Santa Clara County [CA] 330

https://namecensus.com/languages/Pashto.html

Note many Afghans also speak Dari (a Persian dialect) but not listed.
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Old 04-14-2021, 11:46 AM
 
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Indian Languages:

(note: some overlap with other nations)

I'm listing them by their numerical ranking in India but some languages such as Punjabi will be over represented in CA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...akers_in_India


Hindi:
Santa Clara County [CA] 31,006
Alameda County [CA] 26,535
Los Angeles County [CA] 21,827
Sacramento County [CA] 13,006
Orange County [CA] 10,610
San Diego County [CA] 6,425
San Mateo County [CA] 6,216
Contra Costa County [CA] 5,650
Stanislaus County [CA] 3,647
San Francisco County [CA] 3,545
Riverside County [CA] 3,243

https://namecensus.com/languages/Hindi.html


Bengali (overlaps Bangladesh:
Los Angeles County [CA] 9,465
Santa Clara County [CA] 3,740
Orange County [CA] 2,160
Alameda County [CA] 2,050
San Diego County [CA] 850

https://namecensus.com/languages/Bengali.html


Marathi:
Santa Clara County [CA] 5,665
Alameda County [CA] 2,345
Los Angeles County [CA] 1,505
Orange County [CA] 1,390
San Diego County [CA] 945

https://namecensus.com/languages/Marathi.html


Telugu:
Santa Clara County [CA] 14,015
Alameda County [CA] 6,690
Los Angeles County [CA] 4,620
San Diego County [CA] 2,820
Orange County [CA] 2,515
Contra Costa County [CA] 2,340
Sacramento County [CA] 1,620

https://namecensus.com/languages/Telugu.html


Tamil (overlaps with Sri Lanka):
Santa Clara County [CA] 15,540
Alameda County [CA] 6,800
Los Angeles County [CA] 4,875
Orange County [CA] 2,760
Contra Costa County [CA] 2,235
San Diego County [CA] 1,920
San Mateo County [CA] 1,135

https://namecensus.com/languages/Tamil.html


Gujarati:
Los Angeles County [CA] 9,568
Orange County [CA] 7,366
Alameda County [CA] 6,288
Santa Clara County [CA] 6,260
San Diego County [CA] 2,330
Riverside County [CA] 2,045
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,933
San Francisco County [CA] 1,263
Sacramento County [CA] 1,011
Contra Costa County [CA] 1,007

https://namecensus.com/languages/Urdu.html

Urdu (overlaps with Pakistan):
Los Angeles County [CA] 8,717
Orange County [CA] 6,064
Santa Clara County [CA] 5,687
Alameda County [CA] 3,980
San Joaquin County [CA] 3,005
Sacramento County [CA] 2,863
Riverside County [CA] 2,709
San Diego County [CA] 2,196
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,919
Contra Costa County [CA] 1,840

https://namecensus.com/languages/Urdu.html


Kannada:
Santa Clara County [CA] 4,730
Alameda County [CA] 1,375
Los Angeles County [CA] 1,135
San Diego County [CA] 585
Sacramento County [CA] 570
Contra Costa County [CA] 505

https://namecensus.com/languages/Kannada.html


Malayalam:
Santa Clara County [CA] 2,970
Los Angeles County [CA] 2,635
Alameda County [CA] 2,145
Orange County [CA] 815
Sacramento County [CA] 455
San Diego County [CA] 445

https://namecensus.com/languages/Malayalam.html


Punjabi:
Santa Clara County [CA] 12,105
Sacramento County [CA] 11,675
Fresno County [CA] 11,620
Alameda County [CA] 11,255
San Joaquin County [CA] 8,820
Los Angeles County [CA] 8,640
Kern County [CA] 6,340
Contra Costa County [CA] 5,660
Stanislaus County [CA] 4,625
Riverside County [CA] 4,005
Orange County [CA] 3,605
Solano County [CA] 2,270
San Diego County [CA] 1,940
San Bernardino County [CA] 1,920
San Mateo County [CA] 1,900
Yolo County [CA] 1,310
San Francisco County [CA] 1,075
Ventura County [CA] 655

https://namecensus.com/languages/Panjabi.html
Observations: Tamil and Telugu, and Hindi to a degree are centered in the Silicon Valley, Punjabi speakers more in cheaper inland areas, especially Central Valley, and Guajarati (huge Indian group on the East Coast) unique in that it's speakers are concentrated in Socal, LA and OC, more than the Silicon Valley.
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Old 04-16-2021, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Shhh. Don't tell the posters who get all upset whenever they hear Spanish spoken in public, even in a private conversation that is none of their concern.
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