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637 languages spoken in NYC!

http://elalliance.org/programs/maps/

Very cool map showing the sheer breadth of linguistic diversity in NYC. I
Would wager that only London could possibly rival this. Pretty crazy and a really fun map to explore. Jackson Heights in particular is astounding.
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Our dialect is almost another language by itself.
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New York is a microcosm of the world. I’m sure London or even Toronto may be close but I have yet to encounter any city that has this amount of diversity in such a small area.


As a result of this, the god awful airports in the tri-state area need to fucking step up their game yo.
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The language map illustrates the particular diversity of the Mexican community in NYC.

Yes, the NYC Mexican community is smaller than in many other first-tier American metros, but it's quite unique, in that it's very heavily indigenous. This means that Native languages are almost as common as Spanish in NYC Mexican neighborhoods, and the culture is distinct from, say, Chicano culture in Cali or Texas.

NYC Mexicans, overwhelmingly, are from heavily indigenous southern Mexican states like Oaxaca, Puebla and Chiapas. They look different than, say, LA or Chicago Mexicans, who are heavily from the mestizo-dominated central Mexican states like Michoacan, Guanajuato and Jalisco.
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One of the languages listed is “Canadian English”, so I’d probably turn down the level of detail by a notch or two.
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Hmmm the apperance of British English, Irish English, African American English, Nigerian English, Pakistani English, Jewish English, er Canadian English as seperate seems a bit skewed imo.

And THIS is a dialect, not an accent or one with a few odd replaced words:

Yorkshire dialect (not to be confused with the Yorkshire accent):


Singlish:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu

https://blog.spjain.org

Papua Pidgin


http://worldbibles.org/language_deta...Pidgin+English

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One of the languages listed is “Canadian English”, so I’d probably turn down the level of detail by a notch or two.
I mean they also did the same with Spanish. Mexican Spanish, Puerto Rican Spanish... We're talking minor differences, but this map includes Canadian English, and Mexican Spanish as separate languages. I agree. It's probably not 637 languages.
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I don't think a formal study's ever been done on London, except for the schoolkids back in the day speaking 300 languages (not dialects) at home, which has since been used as 'London speaks 300 languages'. I would hazard London speaks more thanks alone to the preponderence of its larger Indian and pan-African communities, the planet's two most diverse regions (not to mention London shows a more global spread among its foreign born/ immigrant contingents). Of London's two largest communities alone - India speaks over 700 languages (and 19,500 dialects), Nigeria 520. The European contingent contributes 90 languages by comparison.




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The language map illustrates the particular diversity of the Mexican community in NYC.

Yes, the NYC Mexican community is smaller than in many other first-tier American metros, but it's quite unique, in that it's very heavily indigenous. This means that Native languages are almost as common as Spanish in NYC Mexican neighborhoods, and the culture is distinct from, say, Chicano culture in Cali or Texas.

NYC Mexicans, overwhelmingly, are from heavily indigenous southern Mexican states like Oaxaca, Puebla and Chiapas. They look different than, say, LA or Chicago Mexicans, who are heavily from the mestizo-dominated central Mexican states like Michoacan, Guanajuato and Jalisco.
Dont forget Ciudad Neza, Edomex too hence the term Neza York!
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Hmmm the apperance of British English, Irish English, African American English, Nigerian English, Pakistani English, Jewish English, er Canadian English as seperate seems a bit skewed imo.
Ya think?

That map is a hot ass mess.
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Admittedly, I only did a cursory scan of the map, but I noted the absence of Jive.
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