Map shows the second most spoken language in each English county | UK | News

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Map shows the second most spoken language in each English county | UK | News

An incredible map shows the second-most spoken language in every borough in England.

There are over 300 languages spoken in London alone and according to the Office for National Statistics, for 4.1 million people in the UK, English is not their first language.

These are in addition to the languages native to the UK such as Scots, Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Cornish.

The most spoken non-native language is Polish with almost 550,000 speakers. The largest concentration of Polish speakers is in west London, Slough, Southampton, Birmingham and Leeds.

And it is the most commonly spoken non-native language in the majority of England’s boroughs according to the 2021 census from the Office for National Statistics.

Romanian was the second most spoken by borough with 472,000 people speaking it and is most popular in Penrith, Ipswich, Chelmsford, Northampton and more.

The southeastern European language has jumped ten places in the last ten years on the list of the most common languages in the UK.

Punjabi comes in third with over 270,000 speakers and can be found in Birmingham, Bradford and Derby.

It is the most common Indian language in the UK, which is home to one of the largest Punjabi communities in the world.

Among the rest of the top seven is Urdu (popular in Manchester, Leeds), Nepalese (Barnard Castle, Hastings), Spanish (Basingstoke), and Arabic (Newcastle, Middlesbrough).

Other languages that are the most popular in their borough are Lithuanian (West Norfolk), Portuguese (Great Yarmouth), Turkish (Luton), Yiddish (Southend on Sea), Hungarian (Nottingham), Filipino (Ulverston) and Tamil (Chessington).

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