Lebanon's Students Speak 54 Different Languages


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Lee Michaelides

Doubtful that Lebanon is connected to the global community?

Consider these statistics generated by the city's school district.

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225 students with international backgrounds are enrolled in the district. (That's up from 160 in 2007.)

Fifty-four different languages are spoken. The languages with the greatest number of speakers are  Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Danish.

"Know that for some students, English is not their second language, rather it is their 3rd or 4th," says Superintendent Joanne Roberts.

Here's the list of languages spoken by Lebanon's students.
Afrikaans, Amharic,  Arabic,  Basque, Bengali, Bicol, Bisaya, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Creole, Danish, Dutch, English Filipino, French, French Creole, Fuzhounese, Gaelic, German, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Konkani, Korean, Lao, Malayalam, Mandarin, Marath, Marwari, Mayan, Nepali, Nigerian,Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Sinhalese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Urdu, Vietnamese


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