The Vietnamese Language
Spoken by 93 million people as a first language, and another 2 million as a second language, Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam. Due to proximity, the spoken language contains influences from the French, Chinese, and Cham languages.
To an English-speaker, written Vietnamese looks familiar, because it uses the same Latin alphabet, but also uses added diacritic marks for pronunciation and tone. Outside of Vietnam, their national language has spread to many other countries, including Thailand, Laos, Poland, Ukraine, Australia, and Canada.
In the United States, Vietnamese is the 5th most spoken language, with speaking communities in Texas, Washington, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, Arkansas, and California.