Diversity of Languages in London

Did you know that there are now over 300 Languages in London? Language Direct only has the best interpreters and translators for all your language needs.

London has perhaps one of the most diverse population with over 100 languages spoken in 30 of the city’s boroughs.  The statistics gathered from the 2011 Census show that although 78% of the residents have English as their main language and 22% or around 1.7 million speak languages other than English.

Other Languages spoken in London

The official second language of UK based on the 2011 Census results. Poles have successfully integrated their Polish language in London, UK with Ealing in West London having the highest percentage of Polish speakers. The place is full of Polish immigrants.

Bengali is also an Indo-Aryan language of the subcontinent of India that has evolved from the Magadhi Prakit and Sanskrit languages. People from this ethnic background first came to UK as sailors since the 18th century. This community has grown over the years with the help of organization such as the Bengali Cultural Association in East London.

Gujarati, another Indo-Aryan language, evolved from Sanskrit and is Gujarat’s chief language. This is the language spoken in the London areas of Newham, Harrow, Redbridge and Wembley.

(Source: London Evening Standard and Mail Online)

The list of languages in London goes on.  In fact, the figures at the Office of the National Statistics show that there are 53 main languages in London that is spoken by at least 0.1% of the residents.   Showcasing the linguistic diversity of the city are 54 more languages that are spoken by a small number of people.  This includes variants of Chinese, Cornish or Gaelic.

Languages in London Translated

The diversity of languages in London also drove a number of high profile news website to incorporate multilingual pages on their website.  According to the survey in 2007, Londoners are more open to learning new languages compared to the residents in other regions in UK.

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Because Language Direct recognizes the multilingualism of the city, we have gathered a team of interpreters and translators who are fluent in different languages with extensive experiences to back them up.  Call us now to get a quote.  Our team is more than capable in providing translation and interpretation in the various spoken languages in London.

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