Meet the Top Translated Languages in America – KAKE

The third-most spoken language in America is Chinese, reaching almost 3 million people in total. Chinese has been spoken in the United States since the mid-1800s, but Chinese immigration only started to pick up after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. This act removed race and nationality as criteria for immigration, making it easier for new immigrants to come to America. As a result, more than one million Chinese-speaking people immigrated from countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and other parts of Southeast Asia.