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article imageThe United States has more Spanish speakers than Spain

By Owen Weldon     Jun 30, 2015 in World
The United States of America now has more Spanish speakers than Spain. America is the second largest Spanish-speaking country.
A study by Instituto Cervantes revealed that America has more than 40 million native Spanish speakers, and 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly kids of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This means that the US is ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million), and comes in second to Mexico, which has 121 million Spanish speakers.
However, Mexico could be surpassed by the United States, as census estimates that the Hispanic population in America will grow to more than 132 million by 2050.
The state of New Mexico has the most native Spanish speakers in the United States, as it has 47 percent native Spanish speakers. California and Texas both has 38 percent native Spanish speakers, while Arizona has 30 percent. The state of New York has around 18 percent native Spanish speakers.
The report also revealed that the Spanish speaking population is big enough in America to influence the media agenda.
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