Arabic language in the United States

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A bilingual (English, Arabic) sign at the Detroit People Mover Grand Circus Park station
Arabic speakers in the US
Year
Speakers
1910a
32,868
1920a
57,557
1930a
67,830
1940a
50,940
1960a
49,908
1970a
73,657
1980a
251,409
1990[1]
355,150
2000[2]
614,582
2010[3]
864,961
^a Foreign-born population only[4][5]
Arabic speakers in the United States by states in 2010[6]
State Arabic speakers
California
158,398
Michigan
101,470
New York
86,269
Texas
54,340
Illinois
53,251
New Jersey
51,011
Virginia
36,683
Florida
34,698
Ohio
33,125

The Arabic language is the fastest-growing foreign language taught at U.S. colleges and universities, a trend mirrored at the University of Iowa.

Arabic in 2006 became the 10th most-studied language in the United States.[7]

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