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Arabic is the fastest-growing language in American households — and that's leading the US Census Bureau to explore the tricky task of adjusting its questionnaires to ­accommodate the language's right-to-left script.

The bureau is using focus groups to explore possible changes to the 2020 census questionnaires for Arabic speakers who are not English-proficient, the Pew Research Center reported Friday.

Arabic is now the seventh-most commonly spoken non-English language in US households. An estimated 1.1 million people ages 5 and older speak Arabic at home, an increase of 29 percent between 2010 and 2014.


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