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Top Languages Other than English Spoken in 1980 and Changes in Relative Rank, 1990-2010

This data visualization shows the top languages other than English spoken in 1980 and changes in their relative rank from 1990 to 2010. In 1980, the five most commonly spoken languages other than English were Spanish, Italian, German, French, and Polish. By 2010, Spanish was still the most widely spoken language after English, but it was followed by Chinese, French, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

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