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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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Professional Interpretation and Translation

Northern Virginia AHEC is a trusted provider of interpretation, translation and interpreter language proficiency assessment and training services,  specializing in health care and human services settings.

  • We speak health care and human services in more than  32 languages
  • Our interpreters and translators are  assessed  for language proficiency and  trained in accordance with industry standards
  • NV AHEC bilingual, bicultural  translators  and  interpreters  are highly sensitive to linguistic and cultural barriers
  • Expertise in medical terminology and in healthcare and human services settings
  • Simple, easy to use services
  • Services accessible 24/7
  • Simple online request system
  • Affordable
  • Compliant with all government regulations

Language Assessment and Training Services :
We conduct Language Proficiency Assessments in more than 60+ languages to confirm a bilingual candidate’s fluency in both English and another language as well as their ability to transmit a message accurately from one language into another.

We offer a variety of interpreting and translation courses throughout the year. On-site and customized trainings are also available upon request.

Our trainings and workshops include:

Specialized services
NV AHEC provides innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of health care and human services organizations. Some of these services include:

Area hospitals, health and human service agencies and community organizations know to rely on Northern Virginia AHEC services to help better meet the needs of our increasingly diverse population. For more information, please contact NV AHEC at 703-549-7060 or info@nvahec.org