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The Language Landscape in North America: Canada, the United States, Mexico, Greenland, Bermuda and the French islands of St-Pierre et Miquelon

See also: Overview of the Global Language Landscape: Number of Internet Users and Languages in Use on the Worldwide Web


  • Population: 33,390,141 (estimate @ July 2007)
  • Languages Spoken: English (official) -> 59.3%; French (official) -> 23.2%; Other -> 17.5%
  • Internet Users: 22 million (@ 2005)


  • Population: 303,824,646 (estimate @ July 2008)
  • Languages Spoken: English -> 82.1%; Spanish -> 10.7%; Indo-European -> 3.8%; Asian and Pacific island -> 2.7% ; Other -> 0.7% [population numbers @ 2000 census; note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii]
  • Internet Users: 208 million (@ 2006)


  • Population: 108,700,891 (estimate @ July 2007)
  • Languages Spoken: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages
  • Internet Users: 22 million (@ 2006)


  • Population: 56,344 (estimate @ July 2007)
  • Languages Spoken: Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English
  • Internet Users: 38,000 (@ 2005)


  • Population: 66,163 (estimate @ July 2007)
  • Languages Spoken: English (official); Portuguese
  • Internet Users: 42,000 (@ 2005)


  • Population: 7,036 (estimate @ July 2007)
  • Language Spoken: French (official)
  • Internet Users: not available

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Freelance translators in North America work independently in the translation industry. Freelance translators often work through North American translation agencies and translation companies to supplement their business and income and usually have their own roster of clients.

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