Mandarin now the most common language on Sydney streets after English
A new book has mapped out multilingualism in Sydney.
Mandarin is now the most spoken language, other than English in Sydney.
Mandarin had overtaken Arabic to become the most common language spoken other than English in Sydney, according to a new snapshot of multilingualism in Australia's biggest city.An anthology titled Multilingual Sydney maps out how the city is a melting pot of cultures and as such, languages.
Macquarie University's Dr Alice Chik, one of the book's co-editors, told SBS News on Monday the number of people speaking Mandarin in Sydney had increased by 71 per cent between 2011 and 2016.