Structurally similar to a creole language. Krishnaswamy; Lalitha Krishnaswamy 6 January 2006. Journal of English as an International Language. Although English is not an official language at the national level in the , most within the United States have English as an official language. Note this includes speakers of an English creole. Spoken as L1 mostly by Europeans.
With words from many different languages making their way into the modern English lexicon as well. Lesotho Official language Liberia Official language Liberian Standard English. Initially, Dhivehi was used as the medium of teaching in schools, but the need to promote higher education led to the conversion of syllabus in English. Adjacent to Spain, in Andorra, Spanish is the first language of about 25% of the population. Agency for Public Information Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. There have been no fewer than passed restricting when and where each language can be used.
Hence it is most meaningful to express the English-speaking per cent without including the figures for these 272,382. As of 2019 , there are 55 sovereign states and 27 non-sovereign entities where English was an official language. By 1922 the empire controlled one-fifth of the world's population and almost one-fourth of the Earth's land. Crystal, David 19 November 2004b. First, I had a really good conversation about this with someone on Twitter the other day and I thought it would be useful to discuss this in more depth. Archived from on June 24, 2012. The balance of 272,382 were; no language too young 75,195, no response 196,221, response unidentifiable 588, response outside scope 378.
Europe is a continent with many countries about 50 and almost each country has its own language, known as the national language. It has official status in the country, but not at a national level. Equatorial Guinea with French 8. Notable exceptions include , which was formerly a Belgian territory, Cameroon, where only part of national territory were under British mandate, and , the , the , the , and , which were under American rule. BorneoPost Online - Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News. As daily means of public communication.
Uganda Official language second language speakers: 1,000,000 in Uganda Voegelin and Voegelin 1977. Chinese varieties and Tamil also used at home. My Government: The Government of Malaysia's Official Portal. French and Latin are two languages that had a large impact on modern English. English language is dominantly present in every side of our national life while on the other hand in our constitution it is clearly declared that the language of the country is Bengali. English and Tongan are listed as official. Language of higher education, many technical fields, and international communication.
Note this includes speakers of an English creole. Oceania 25,019,600 Yes Oceania 4,893,830 Yes Europe 66,040,229 Yes North America 325,719,178 Yes Countries where English is a Country Region Population Primary language? The sheer size of the language and its many linguistic oddities, like irregular verbs, can be challenging for students. Vincent and the Grenadines Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa Swaziland Tanzania Tonga Trinidad and Tobago The Turks and Caicos Islands Uganda United Kingdom Vanuatu Wales Zambia Zimbabwe Even when the United States was made up of various colonies multiple languages were commonly spoken. Hong Kong is a former British 1843-1981 and 1981-1997 ; it is currently a 1997- present Puerto Rico is, historically and culturally, connected to the -speaking ; Spanish is also an official language on the island. British Virgin Islands Official language Brunei National language Government, education, and by the educated as L1 or second language.
Arabic Arabic is the third most popular official language in the world. Kiribati Official language Lebanon Language of wider communication. The earliest form of English is called Old English and developed from a set of North Sea Germanic dialects spoken by tribes know as the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes. Most of these were at one time Spanish colonies in the Americas. As international trade grew larger each year the need for a common language also grew. According to , the following states have existing official language laws on their books: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming.
Wallis-et-Futuna Those with Frencha s the co-official languagr are: 1. There are used by over 213 thousand speakers. Approximately 101 countries have established 2 or more official languages and an additional 77 countries have designated 1 official language. Ethnic groups which use English: Chinese 154,000, 68%; European and Eurasian 34,000, 15%; Indian 32,000, 14%; Malay 6,000, 3%. Following the economic, political, military, scientific, cultural, and colonial influence of Great Britain and the United Kingdom from the 18th century, and of the United States since the mid 20th century, it has been widely dispersed around the world, become the leading language of international discourse, and has acquired use as lingua franca in many regions. Archived from on 6 January 2010. In fact, as of 24 December 2013 simply repeats the number of native speakers, 20,000, reported in Crystal 2003, on the basis of an old pre-1995 census, and does not address total speakers at all.
Brazil has 240 thousand and 180 thousand American ancestry citizens including the cultural sub-group, descendants of the. So, that's why I give the list reference below. With 258 million native speakers, the comprises the majority of the global total. Swedish svenska small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities. Comoros also Arabic and Comorian. Tonga Official language Trinidad and Tobago Official language Turks and Caicos Islands Official language Shifting toward a variety of Standard Caribbean English.