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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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Experts in Medical AND COMMUNITY Interpreting

For over 16 years, NV AHEC has set the standard in our community for expert interpretation in medical settings. Our clients include the largest network of hospitals in the area, health and human services agencies across the region, school systems and many private providers.

Our clients choose us because of our:

  • Bilingual, bicultural interpreters who are highly sensitive to linguistic and cultural barriers influencing encounters between providers and clients
  • Expertise in medical terminology and in health and human services settings
  • Corps of professional interpreters who are assessed for language proficiency, trained in accordance with industry standards and certification processes and held to a professional   Code of Ethics
  • Availability of face-to-face interpreters 24/7
  • Ability to respond quickly to your Interpretation needs, including those languages considered to be of “lesser diffusion”. ( Click here for definition of language of “lesser diffusion”.
  • Interpretation services in  more than 32 languages

If you have last minute requests for interpretation, we are happy to accommodate you. Call us today to schedule an interpreter at 703-549-7060 or e-mail us at  interpreters@nvahec.org

To find out more about the types of Interpretation Services we provide, please contact Inés de Azcarate, Language Services Manager

For a full list of languages, please click  here .  If you require Interpretation in a language that is not listed here, please contact us as we have the ability to recruit professional Interpreters. 

Need to request an interpreter?  Contact  our Language Services department and a staff member will guide you through our easy request procedure at 703-549-7060 or e-mail us at  interpreters@nvahec.org  between 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday.


Do you need Interpretation Services after hours? No problem! Page us at 703-279-1904 5 p.m-8:00 .am, weekends, and holidays. NV AHEC Scheduling Staff Member will respond to you within 15 minutes.  (note: pager calls will not be answered before 5:00p.m or after 8:00a.m. Monday to Friday. We are happy to respond to all pager calls during the weekends and major holidays)