American Indian and Alaska Native Languages Spoken at Home by Persons 5 Years and Over in Households: 2000

More than 350,000 people in America speak American Indian or Alaska Native languages at home. This is how the languages break down. The data was published as part of the 2000 U.S. Census.



Number of
Individuals
All American Indian and Alaska Native languages
353,340
Algonquian languages
18,147
Athapascan Eyak languages
189,738
Caddoan languages
204
Central and South American
 Indian languages
2,918
Haida
103
Hokan languages
3,201
Iroquoian languages
14,780
Keres
10,522
Muskogean languages
15,187
Penutian languages
9,194
Siouan languages
24,620
Tanoan languages
8,775
Tlingit
999
Uto-Aztecan languages
22,039
Wakashan and Salish languages
2,227
Alaska Native Languages
25,953
Other specified and unspecified American Indian and Alaska Native languages
4,733

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. The American Indian languages shown above are the major languages. NOTE: Data are estimates based on a sample.

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American Indian and Alaska Native Languages Spoken at Home by American Indian Persons 5 Years and Over in Households: 2000

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