Table P-2: Distribution of Asians and Pacific Islanders Worldwide and Their Immigration Patterns in New York City

 

Nation Languages Spoken Population Size in Sq. Miles U.S. 2000 State NYC Census NYC Counties (Boroughs)
Afghanistan Dari (Afghan Perslan)*, Pashtu*, Turkic (Uzbec, Turkmen), Balochi, Pashi and more. 23,897 250,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bangladesh Bangla*, also known as Bengall, English 146,736,000 56,000 n/a 19,148 B
K
NY
Q
R
1,691
3,795
819
12,786
57
Bhutan Dzongkta*, Tibetan, Nepalese dialects 2,257,000 18,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brunel Malay*, Chinese, English 358,000 2,230 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cambodia Khmer*, French, English and Hmong 14,144,000 69,900 n/a 1,771 B
K
NY
Q
R
1,082
494
67
97
31
China Mandarin*, Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokklen-Talwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka Li, Zhuang, Bai, Be, Bodic, Hainanese, Hokkien, Northern Min, Southern Min, Teo Chew, Lolo,Tibetan and other minority languages. 1,286,975,468 3,705,410 424,774 361,531 B
K
NY
Q
R
6,585
120,662
86,974
139,820
7,490
East Timor Tetum*, Portuguese*, Indonesian, English and other native languages 778,000 5,740 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fiji English*, Fijian and Hindustani 839,000 7,050 n/a n/a n/a n/a
India Hindi*, Bengall*, Telugu*, Marathi*, Tamil*, Gujarati*, Urdu*, Oriya*, Kannada*, Punjabi*, Malayalam*Assamese*, Kashmiri*, Sindhi*, Sanskrit*, English*, Hindustani (Hindi& Urdu) Bihari, Gondi, Khasi, Manipuri, Mizo, Santali, Mundari and other languages. 1,049,700,118 1,269,350 251,724 170,899 B
K
NY
Q
R
15,258
25,404
14,630
109,114
6,493
Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia* Javanese, Dutch, English, Acehnese, Barito, Bima Sumba, Buru, Dayak, Gayo, Kayan Kenyah, Lampung Madurese, Mongondow/Gorontato, Rejang, Saluan, Sangir-Minahasan, Sudanese, Toba Balak, Mentawal, Balinese, and other dialects. 219,883,000 705,190 2,263 n/a B
K
NY
Q
R
40
220
297
1,682
24
Japan Japanese*, Ainu, Korean 127,654,000 145,880 37,279 22,636 B
K
NY
Q
R
580
2,355
14,325
5,103
273
Kiribatl English*, Kiribat, Gilbertese 99,000 33 Islands: 280 sq.ft. scattered over 2 million sq miles of ocean n/a n/a n/a
Korea, North Korean* 22,664,000 46,540 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Korea, South Korean* 47,700,000 38,020 119,846 86,473 B
K
NY
Q
R
3,845
6,210
10,848
62,130
3,440
Laos Lao*, French, English, Miao, Khmu, Yao and other ethnic languages. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Malaysia Malay*, English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabl, Thai, Iban, Kadazan Apo- Duat, Aslian, Ida’an 24,425,000 127,320 n/a 1,368 B
K
NY
Q
R
10
227
448
660
23
Maidives Divehi (Sinhala dialect, Arabic script)*, English 318,000 1,000 islands of 116 sq miles none larger than 5 sq. miles n/a n/a n/a n/a
Marshall Islands Marshallese*, English*, Malay-Polynesian dialects, Japanese. 56,000 70 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Micronesia English*, Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapesa, Kosrean, Ulithilan, Wolealan, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi, Ponapean 109,000 270 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mongolia Khalkha Mongol, Turkic, Russian 2,594,000 604,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Myanmar Formerly Burma Burmese*, Karen, Mon, Shan, Wa, and many other ethnic languages 49,485,000 262,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Nepal Nepall*, & about 30 dialects, 12 Languages 25,164,000 54,400 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pakistan Urdu*, English*, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraikl, Pashtu, Balochi, Hindko, Branul, Burushaskl 158,578,000 310,400 n/a 24,099 B
K
NY
Q
R
1,042
9,903
952
11,210
992
Palau English*, Palauan*, Sonsorolese*, Tobi*, Angaur*, Japanese* all* in some states 20,000 180 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Papua New Guinea English*, Pidgin English and Motu and 715 ethnic languages including Enga, Kiwai, Magori, Maisin, Porome, Rotokas, Susuaml, Torricelli 5,711,000 178,000 n/a n/a n/a n/a
The Phillippines Fillipino*, English*, Tagalog, Llongo, Waray, Cebuano,Llocano, Mocano, Bicolano, Pangasinan, Pampango, Chabacano, Tausog, Bikol, Hillgaynon, Kapamangan, Magindanao, Maranao, Palawan, Samar-Leyte. 79,999,000 115,830 81,681 54,993 B
K
NY
Q
R
4,695
6,534
8,654
30,520
4,590
Samoa Samoan*, and English* 178,000 1,000 1,476 879 n/a n/a
Singapore Chinese*, Malay*, Taml, English* 4,263,000 250 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Solomon Islands English*, Melanesian Pidgin, 120 indigenous languages. 477,000 10,980 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Sri Lanka Sinhala*, Tamil* and English 19,065,000 25,330 n/a 2,033 B
K
NY
Q
R
122
141
276
811
683
Taiwan Mandarin Chinese*, Taiwanese, Hakka, Min, other dialects 22,603,000 13,890 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thailand Thai, Chinese, Malay, Khmer, Mon. 62,833,000 198,000   4,169 B
K
NY
Q
R
353
361
828
2,491
136
Tonga Tongan*, English 104,000 290 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Tuvalu Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati on the island of Nui. 11,000 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vanatu Bislama*, French*, English* and more than 100 local languages including Vanuatu. 212,000 5,700 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Vietnam Vietnamese*, French, Chinese, Khmer, Eng, Lai. 81,377,000 127,240 23,818 20,812 B
K
NY
Q
R
3,044
3,410
1,370
3,268
242
United States English*, Spanish and many other languages and dialects 272,639,608 3,618,765 n/a 787,047 n/a n/a
Totals of other Asians not counted separately by the Census in New York n/a 105,854 79,181 n/a n/a
Total of other Pacific Islanders not counted separately in New York n/a 3,728 2,603 n/a n/a
Some jurisdictions within other boundaries:
Hawaiian Islands  . . . . . . . . . . . Hawaiian
No. Marianas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chamorro, Guamanian
Tahiti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tahitian
Tibet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tibetan
n/a  
 
1,684
1,931
 
 
 
882
1,066
 
n/a n/a

 

** NYC Counties: B=Bronx; K=Kings (Brooklyn); NY=New York (Manhattan); Q= Queens; R= Richmond (Staten Island) Source: Family Health Project, July 2003

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