What Is the Most Common Language (besides English and Spanish) Spoken in South Dakota?
In the melting pot of cultures that is the United States, a new map is shedding light on just how diverse our communication is around the nation.
South Dakota was the only state to list the Native American languages Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, and Sioux as the next most popular ways to communicate.
Arizona and New Mexico were the only other states listed with a Native American language (Navajo) as their number three.
German was singled out most often in nine states, including three states that border South Dakota (North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming).
Vietnamese showed up as the choice in six states, including Iowa. French had six as well.
Chinese was the selection in five states.
The new map updates a 2014 map that showed 43 states, including South Dakota, where Spanish was the second-most spoken language after English.
French was the number-two language in Louisiana, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, while in Alaska it was Yupik and Tagalog in Hawaii.