Chinese American

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Chinese Americans
Total population
1.2% of the U.S. population (2010)[1])
Regions with significant populations
New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle
Predominantly English, varieties of Chinese:
Mandarin Chinese (Standard Chinese), Yue Chinese (Cantonese, Taishanese), Min Chinese (Min Dong,[2] Min Nan), Hakka, Wu Chinese[3] (Taihu Wu, Oujiang Wu), and Minority Uyghur.
Unaffiliated, Protestantism, Buddhism, Catholicism[4][5]
Related ethnic groups
Hong Kong Americans, Taiwanese Americans
Overseas Chinese
Chinese American
Traditional Chinese 華裔美國人
Simplified Chinese 华裔美国人
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 華人
Simplified Chinese 华人

Chinese American describes citizens of the United States who have come from China, or whose family came from China. They are the largest group of Asian Americans. Famous Chinese Americans include Yo Yo Ma, Bruce Lee and George Li. As of 2010 there are nearly 4 million Chinese Americans, just over 1% of the total population of the U.S.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Chinese Americans at Wikimedia Commons

References[change | change source]

  1. "Race Reporting for the Asian Population by Selected Categories: 2010". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. "Ethnologue report for language code: cdo". Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. "Ethnologue report for language code: wuu". Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. "Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths". The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Pew Research Center. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. Unaffiliated 52%, Protestant 22%, Buddhist 15%, Catholic 8% 
  5. Pew Forum - Chinese Americans' Religions.