Overview about the German Language in the United States
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Infobox, family tree: Germanic > High German > German
Obviously, German (High and Low German) is broader than High German. Thus, this "German" must be Standard High German.
Infobox has High German, yet article mentions Plautdietsch and even calls it "a Low German dialect"
Plautdietsch is not High German.
Thus: What's the even scope of this article? Standard High German in the US, High German (including Standard High German) in the US, or German (Low and High German) in the US? Please help improve this article if you can.(February 2021) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Deutsch der Vereinigten Staaten
German Americans Austrian Americans Swiss Americans Liechtensteiner Americans Belgian Americans Luxembourgian Americans
1.06 million (2009–2013)
Latin script (German alphabet)
German language spread in the United States, 2000
German speakers in the US
^a Foreign-born population only
Over 50 million Americans claim German ancestry, which makes them the largest single claimed ancestry group in the United States. Around 1.06 million people in the United States speak the German language at home. It is the second most spoken language in North Dakota (1.39% of its population) and is the third most spoken language in 16 other states.
^US Census Bureau American Community Survey (2009 - 2013) See Row #24
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^"Language Spoken at Home: 2000". United States Bureau of the Census. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
^"Mother Tongue of the Foreign-Born Population: 1910 to 1940, 1960, and 1970". United States Census Bureau. March 9, 1999. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
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