6th December 2019

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How many countries in the world are English speaking?

Approximately 375 million people speak English around the world and there are more than 50 English speaking countries, where English is either the official or the primary language. It is the third most common primary language in the world (behind Mandarin Chinese and Spanish).

Subsequently, one may also ask, what countries speak English as their main language?

Countries with English as an Official Language and the Language of Instruction in Higher Education
AnguillaIreland, NorthernSingapore
Antigua and BarbudaIreland, Republic ofSolomon Islands
AustraliaJamaicaSouth Africa
BahamasKenyaSwaziland
BarbadosLesothoTanzania

Where is English spoken?

English is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia.

How many countries in the world have English as an official language?

In 2015, there were 54 sovereign states and 27 non-sovereign entities where English was an official language. Many country subdivisions have declared English an official language at the local or regional level. The majority of states where English is an official language are former territories of the British Empire.
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