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Culture of Maryland

The culture of Maryland is an eclectic mix of southern and northern American cultures. Historically, Maryland was founded as a Catholic colony.[1] Over the years, it has become a melting pot of southern and northern ideals.


English is the most widely spoken language; however, Spanish is spoken in small regions within the Washington, DC - Baltimore corridor. 87.4% of the population speaks only English at home, while 4.7% speak Spanish. The remaining 7.9% are composed of 15 other reported languages, with French being the most common and Arabic being the least common.[2] Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore and Western Maryland have Southern accents and are influenced by southern culture.

See also


  1. ^ "The Colonial History of Maryland". Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Maryland - Languages". Retrieved 2011-10-08.