Mapping Cultural Diversity

London is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the world. Almost two million people speak English as a second language, and across the city, Londoners speak about 300 different languages. A new map shows how those languages show up as you travel along local subway lines.

The map was created by Oliver O’Brien, a researcher at University College London, using new census data. It shows which language is most common after English at each station, with bigger circles for the most popular languages. It’s drawn using the same simple graphic style as the standard subway map.

Adapted from the original article:
Peters, Adele. (2014, December 17). This map shows which languages are most common at every subway stop In London. Co.Exist.

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Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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