Culture of Maryland
The culture of Maryland is an eclectic mix of southern and northern American cultures. Historically, Maryland was founded as a Catholic colony. Over the years, it has become a melting pot of southern and northern ideals.
English is the most widely spoken language; however, Spanish is spoken in small regions within the Washington, DC - Baltimore corridor. 87.4% of the population speaks only English at home, while 4.7% speak Spanish. The remaining 7.9% are composed of 15 other reported languages, with French being the most common and Arabic being the least common. Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore and Western Maryland have Southern accents and are influenced by southern culture.