Spanish Speaking Declines Among Latinos, Rises Among Non-Hispanics

09/23/2013 08:01 am ET
  • Cindy Rodriguez CNN
AP

It's no secret that more and more people are speaking español in the United States, but what you probably didn't know is that in the future more of those Spanish speakers will not be Hispanic.

That's right -- as immigrant families become more established here, future generations will follow the pattern of previous immigrants from Europe and Asia and stop using their native language.

But at the same time, non-Latinos will be learning Spanish and helping their kids to grow up bilingual because they want to pass on what they learned in school, take advantage of business opportunities or even because they have a Spanish-speaking spouse.

Read more on CNN

MORE:

Spanish

YOU MAY LIKE

CONVERSATIONS