This is the seventh most commonly spoken language in American households. Of these households, 40 percent are not proficient in english. If I were to take a guess, of these households that do not speak english, I’d say the majority of them aren’t planning on ever speaking english, and are most likely awaiting the overthrow of of our western ways, supplanted with their 6th century barbarism.
Yes, the fastest growing language in America is Arabic.
One major challenge facing census officials is whether to require a response in English and when to allow an Arabic response.
A focus-group study recommended that the address fields require people to use English, because an American address might not be accurately translated into Arabic, according to the Pew Research Center.
Arabic names present another complication — as they can be transliterated into English in different ways because the letters of the Arabic alphabet don’t necessarily have direct English equivalents.
For example, the Arabic name Hussein can be transliterated into English at least five additional ways: Hussain, Husein, Husain, Houssain and Houssein.