World Population

English Speaking Countries

English language is the most widely spoken language in the world with 1.3 billion (1,320 million) speakers in 2022, English is a West Germanic language, it is the part of a group of languages that developed in the area of North Sea in Europe. English is popular language for the majority of the countries and native countries include United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland, and is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. The English Speaking Countries with the most native English speakers are, according to 2022 population stats are:

  1. United States (231 million)
  2. United Kingdom (60 million)
  3. Canada (19 million)
  4. Australia (17 million)
  5. South Africa (4.8 million)
  6. Ireland (4.2 million)
  7. New Zealand (3.7 million)
CountryRegionOfficial LanguageOther widely spoken languages
Antigua and BarbudaCaribbeanEnglishAntiguan and Barbudan Creole
AustraliaOceaniaEnglish
BahamasCaribbeanEnglish
BarbadosCaribbeanEnglish
BelizeCentral AmericaEnglishKriol
BotswanaAfricaEnglishTswana
DominicaCaribbeanEnglish
GambiaWest AfricaEnglish
GhanaWest AfricaEnglish
GrenadaCaribbeanEnglish
GuyanaSouth AmericaEnglishGuyanese Creole
JamaicaCaribbeanEnglishJamaican Patois
KiribatiOceaniaEnglishKiribati
LiberiaWest AfricaEnglish
Marshall IslandsOceaniaEnglishMarshallese
MauritiusEast AfricaEnglishMauritian Creole
MicronesiaOceaniaEnglish
NamibiaSouth AfricaEnglishAfrikaans
New ZealandOceaniaEnglishMaori, New Zealand Sign Language
NigeriaWest AfricaEnglishHausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Tiv
Saint Kitts and NevisCaribbeanEnglish
Saint LuciaCaribbeanEnglish
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesCaribbeanEnglish
SamoaOceaniaEnglishSamoan
Sierra LeoneWest AfricaEnglishKrio
Solomon IslandsOceaniaEnglish
South SudanNorth AfricaEnglishArabic, Bari, Dinka, Luo, Murle, Nuer, Zande
TanzaniaEast AfricaEnglishSwahili
Trinidad and TobagoCaribbeanEnglish
United StatesNorth AmericaEnglish
ZambiaSouth AfricaEnglish

Estimates of the numbers of second language and foreign language English speakers vary are approximately more than 1 billion. In these foreign language English speakers include Philippines, Jamaica, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and Nigeria. English is spoken widely in Caribbean and Southern Africa and is co-official language in several countries. In South Africa, English has been spoken since 1820 and the native languages includes Zulu, Xhosa, Sepedi, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda, Africans was evolved from Dutch language. The English Speaking Countries with other native languages in their countries are:

CountryOfficial Languages
 TongaEnglish, Tongan
 EswatiniEnglish, Swazi
 KenyaEnglish, Swahili
 UgandaEnglish, Swahili
 PalauEnglish, Palauan
 Norfolk IslandEnglish, Norfuk
 NiueEnglish, Niuean
 SingaporeEnglish, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil
 United KingdomEnglish, Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Welsh
 Papua New GuineaEnglish, Hiri Motu, PNG Sign Language, Tok Pisin
 SeychellesEnglish, French, Seychellois Creole
 RwandaEnglish, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
 CameroonEnglish, French
 CanadaEnglish, French
 VanuatuEnglish, French
 FijiEnglish, Fijian, Fiji Hindi
 Cook IslandsEnglish, Cook Islands Maori
 MalawiEnglish, Chichewa
South AfricaEnglish, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sepedi, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda
The English Speaking Countries as the second language with their native language are:
CountryOfficial LanguagesOther Popular Languages
TuvaluTuvaluan, English
LesothoSotho, English
MaltaMaltese, English
BruneiMalay, English
IrelandIrish, English
IndiaHindi, EnglishBengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam, Odiya, Maithili, Assamese, Bhili, Santali, Kashmiri, Gondi, Nepali, Sindhi, Dogri, Konkani, Kurukh, Khandeshi, Tulu, Meitei, Bodo, Khasi, Ho, Garo, Mundari, Tripuri
BurundiFrench, Kirundi, EnglishSwahili, Kirundi
PakistanUrdu, EnglishPunjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Pashto

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