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English

English is the official language in 36 countries and is partly spoken as mother tongue in 19 other countries.

English is predominantly distributed in North America.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
United StatesNorth Americayes82.1 %265.29 M
United KingdomBritish Islesyes97.3 %63.82 M
CanadaNorth Americayes58.7 %21.29 M
AustraliaAustralia/New Zealandyes76.8 %18.59 M
South AfricaSouthern Africayes9.6 %5.38 M
IrelandBritish Islesyes98.4 %4.67 M
GhanaWestern Africayes15.3 %4.32 M
New ZealandAustralia/New Zealandyes72.6 %3.41 M
SingaporeSoutheast Asiayes29.8 %1.67 M
Puerto RicoCaribbeanno47.4 %1.62 M
Trinidad and TobagoCaribbeanno93.5 %1.28 M
ChileSouth Americano5.2 %931,000
LiberiaWestern Africayes20.0 %923,000
PanamaCentral Americayes13.4 %541,000
MalaysiaSoutheast Asiano1.6 %499,000
ZimbabweEastern Africayes2.2 %355,000
ZambiaEastern Africayes1.7 %282,000
Hong KongEast Asiayes3.5 %257,000
JapanEast Asiano0.1 %127,000
JerseyBritish Islesyes94.5 %93,000
NamibiaSouthern Africano3.4 %84,000
Virgin IslandsCaribbeanyes74.7 %80,000
GuamMicronesiayes43.6 %71,000
BermudaNorth Americayes100.0 %65,000
Cayman IslandsCaribbeanyes90.6 %55,000
CyprusWestern Asiano4.1 %48,000
BotswanaSouthern Africayes2.1 %47,000
Saint LuciaCaribbeanyes20.0 %36,000
GibraltarSouthern Europeyes88.9 %31,000
MaltaSouthern Europeyes6.0 %26,000
NorwayNorthern Europeno0.5 %26,000
DenmarkNorthern Europeno0.3 %17,000
BelizeCentral Americayes3.9 %14,000
MacaoEast Asiano2.3 %14,000
BruneiSoutheast Asiano3.1 %13,000
RwandaEastern Africano0.1 %12,000
BurundiEastern Africano0.1 %11,000
Sao Tome and PrincipeCentral Africano4.9 %10,000
Northern Mariana IslandsMicronesiayes17.0 %9,000
VanuatuMelanesiayes2.0 %5,000
SeychellesEastern Africayes5.1 %5,000
Sint MaartenCaribbeanno12.0 %5,000
CuracaoCaribbeanno2.9 %5,000
Saint MartinCaribbeanno14.0 %4,000
Cook IslandsPolynesiayes42.7 %4,000
PalauMicronesiayes15.5 %3,000
Falkland IslandsSouth Americayes89.0 %3,000
MonacoWestern Europeno6.5 %3,000
American SamoaPolynesiayes2.9 %2,000
Norfolk IslandAustralia/New Zealandyes67.6 %1,000
SamoaPolynesiayes0.6 %1,000
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and SabaCaribbeanno2.8 %700
TokelauPolynesiayes27.4 %500
NiuePolynesiayes24.0 %400
NauruMicronesiayes2.0 %300