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Vietnamese Becomes an Official Language in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has declared Vietnamese an official city language that requires the authorities’ provision of translation services.

The decision is aimed at ensuring that residents can be served in the language they are most comfortable in.

The ordinance, enacted in 2001, previously required city departments to translate services into any language with at least 10,000 speakers in the city who have limited English proficiency. The amendment has lowered the threshold to 6,000, allowing the inclusion of Vietnamese to the list previously consisting of only Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino.

A total of 6,791 San Francisco residents identify as primarily Vietnamese speakers.

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