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According to the U.S. Census, the estimated number of Hispanics in the U.S. as of July 1, 2005 is 42.7 million. This figure means that the U.S. has the fifth largest Hispanic population worldwide (trailing Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Argentina).
In December 2003, the U.S. Census bureau released data for the first time on the Arab population of the United States. The cities with largest Arab American populations are Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The 2000 U.S. census estimates that 1.6 million Americans over the age of five speak French at home, making it the third most-spoken language in the country, behind English and Spanish.
In 2006, of the 1,266,264 immigrants to the U.S. from all the countries, 58,072 were from India. Indians, along with other Asians, have one of the highest educational qualifications of all ethnic groups in the US with almost 67% of all Indians with a bachelor's or high degree.
Los Angeles, with its Koreatown district, is home to the largest population of Koreans outside of Asia. In a 2005 United States Census Bureau survey, an estimated 432,907 Koreans in the U.S. were native-born Americans, and 973,780 were foreign-born.
Russia covers about one-eighth of the world's land surface, making it the world's largest country. In the U.S., Russian is frequently spoken in areas of Alaska, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco and New York City.
Between 1992 and 2005, 64,439 persons born in Somalia were admitted to the United States as refugees. Today, Minnesota has the highest population of Somalis in North America.
Ethiopia is credited with being the origin of mankind after bones that date back 3.2 million years were discovered in eastern Ethiopia. U.S.-Ethiopian relations were established in 1903. The 2000 U.S. Census estimates the number of foreign-born Ethiopians in the U.S. at 69,530.
Chinese people were some of the early immigrants to live in the U.S. They make up the largest Asian population in the U.S. today comprising of 1.2% of the whole population.
There are over 988,000 foreign born from Vietnam in the U.S. Even though they represent the 5th largest immigrant group in the country, Vietnamese immigrants account for just over 3% of the total foreign-born population.
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Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center [NV AHEC] specializes in working with hospitals, health systems, human services agencies, and school systems.. We speak, read and write  more than 35 languages

Our professional staff of language experts have helped more than 15,000 members of our community communicate with medical and human services professionals, trained more than 4,500 medical and human services providers on effective cross-cultural communications, trained more than 1,000 qualified interpreters, administered language proficiency assessments to more than 1,200 bilingual personnel, and interpreted for more than 125 hospitals, health systems human services agencies, and school systems. 

Contact us via email (info @nvahec.org) or phone ( 703-549-7060) to find out how we can help you. We have provided professional language services - interpretation and translation - since 1996.

NV AHEC is proud to be a private, not-for-profit organization directly serving the Northern Virginia community and organizations throughout the US, while leading the charge for higher professional standards for medical interpretation nationwide. 

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