As stated above, approx. 37.6 million people in America above the age of 5 speak spanish in their homes. This includes Hispanics and a surprisingly large amount of non-Hispanic individuals. As a matter of fact, just under 3 million of those speakers are non-Hispanic(Gonzalez-Barrera and Lopez). Many people who aren’t Hispanic yet speak Spanish are either married to a Hispanic or have Hispanic relatives. And this demographic is growing more and more each year. One reason that the United States has such a large population of Spanish speakers is the fact that the Spanish Empire was once a major power in the area. And due to this fact Spanish has long been a part of the culture of not only the North American continent, but the area that is now kno...
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