Twi Among The Top 10 Fastest Growing Languages In USA


The U.S. Census Bureau released their statistics for the fastest growing languages in US homes and Twi was included in their top 10.

Swahili and other Central, Eastern and Southern languages topped the list with 22% speaking those languages while Twi, Igbo, Yoruba and other West African languages had 13% of the people speaking the languages at home.

The rise in this can be attributed to the rate at which Africans mostly from the Western area, migrate to the USA.

According to Pew Research Center, although  African immigrants make up a small share of the nation’s immigrant population, their overall numbers have doubled every decade since 1970. Africans now make up 39% of the total foreign-born black population, up from 24% in 2000.

The trend is already having an impact on the U.S. In the upcoming 2020 census, the country will, for the first time, have printed guides in three additional African languages—Igbo, Yoruba, and Twi according to Quartz Africa.

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