Washington: The Centre for Immigration studies revealed that an Indian language is among the top foreign languages spoken in America, while almost half of the country’s population speaks a foreign language.

According to data, one in every five persons nationally spoke a language other than English in 2017. The number of Telugu speakers has increased by 86% between 2000 and 2017, the data showed. The Telugu language was followed by the Bengali language, which has seen a rise of 57% and Tamil with an increase of 55%.

The other languages, which were mentioned in the list are Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and Gujarati. Previously, the United States had 87,543 Telugu speakers in 2000, which drastically increased to 2,22,977 in 2010, and by 2017, about 4,15,414 people residing there speak Telugu, which is native to south India.
Quartz India notes that a large number of engineers in the US are from Hyderabad. Between 2008 and 2012, nearly 26,000 students stepped into the US, most of whom were pursuing degrees in engineering, technology, science, or mathematics.