The US Is Now The Second Largest Spanish-Speaking Country
Of the world's 559 million Spanish-speakers, the Instituto Cervantes in Spain said the U.S. has the second largest population of people who speak it.By Katherine Biek | June 30, 2015
A new study found that behind Mexico, the U.S. is now the country with the second largest population of Spanish-speakers.
The Instituto Cervantes in Spain found the U.S. is now home to 41 million native Spanish speakers. And another 11.6 million people in America speak Spanish, even though it isn't their native language.
Those statistics put the U.S. ahead of 20 countries that list Spanish as their native language, including Colombia, Spain and Argentina.