Nigeria made the List of top 10 English speaking countries in the World

The English language has become the fastest increasing scientific in the world. No one would suggest that the English language should continue to rule our educational system, culture, civilization and administrative set up.

A working knowledge of English has become a requirement in a number of fields, livelihoods and jobs such as medicine and computing; as a result, more than a billion people speak it to at least a necessary level. It is one of six official languages of the United Nations.

One impact of the growth of it is the fall of local linguistic mixture in many parts of the world. The control of it continues to play an important role in language wear and tear. On the other hand, the natural inner variety of English along with creoles and pidgins has the latent to produce new discrete languages from it over time. Below is the list of top ten English speaking countries by population.

10. Canada:

The number of English speakers in Canada is 28,360,240. According to the survey the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual: The survey also asked for the first language learned at home in childhood and still understood by the individual: 18,858,980 people stated it as their only mother tongue, 144,685 people reported both it and French as mother tongues, 396,330 people reported English and a non-official language as mother tongues, and 24,095 reported English, French and a non-official language as mother tongues. Canadian government and media use it as their preferred language and the educational system provides enough English learning that the people are able to speak and listen very well.

9. Egypt:

Egyptians have the total number of English speakers is 28,101,325. In Egypt people used it as their additional language. English language here is the most normally used foreign language and the majority of the road plates are bilingual in it and Arabic. There are a few street plates with French instead of it. Egyptians involved in business and education tends to be fluent in it. Only English schools graduates and English studies university graduates are flowing English speakers. Other graduates smoothness variety from unable to hardly communicating while most of people have little or no idea about it. In landscape, it is very unusual to find a person speaks it to a pleasing level.

8. Bangladesh:

Bangladesh is the 8th most English speaking nations by population. The strength of Eng. speaking people is 29,398,158 and all of them used it as their additional language. It though not having official status, is common across government, regulation, trade, medium and education, and can be observed as the de-facto co-official language of Bangladesh. Most parts of the Bangladesh demanding the high qualified in it for some degree of English banking, IT retail sectors. Almost 24% of companies require a basic level, 38% require an intermediate level, and 38% require a good level of English. In Bangladesh graduates with higher levels of it proficiency generally find jobs faster in private companies.

7. Germany:

Germany is at 7th place in the English speaking nations by population. The number of people speaking it is 51,584,000 in which 272,504 people used it as their first tongue and the rest of them used it as their added one. It is pervasive in German medium and famous traditions. Therefore, it is not surprising that many Germans learn it swiftly and easily. On the other hand, there are a number of features of German that commonly interfere with the correct production of it. Although, there is compulsory for everyone to learn German before entering Germany but English has been extensively used in media, law and education as well.

6. Philippines:

In Philippines the total number of English speakers is 52,292,884 in which 36,935 of them used it as their first tongue and the rest of them as additional. About a century ago, American, as the colonial power, brought English and universal public education to the Philippines. In Philippine rules and court verdicts, with remarkably odd exceptions, are written exclusively in it. Although there are people who use it as a second language and some who speak it as a first language English is also used in higher education, religious affairs, print and air medium, and business, though the people who use it as a second language far outnumber those who speak it as a first language. It is the preferred medium for textbooks, communication, etc. Because it is part of the curricula from primary to tertiary learning, many Filipinos write and speak in flowing English, even though there might be differences in pronunciation and accent.

5. United Kingdom:

United Kingdom, the home of English, has English speakers of strength 59,600,000 where 58,100,000 used English as their mother tongue and the remaining as the additional. The UK’s De-facto official language is English. It is estimated that 95% of the UK’s population are monolingual English speakers. 5.5% of the population is estimated to speak languages brought to the UK as a result of relatively recent immigration. In England, the educational system, media, laws, military issues and the government contracts are held with the help of it. The English in UK is quite simple and delicate, their pronunciation and accent is according to the actual requirement of the language and the people believe it as their culture and traditions so they follow the basics of it.

4. Nigeria:


In Nigeria, the strength of English speakers is 79,000,000 where 4,000,000 people used it as their first language and the rest of them used as the additional. In schools and colleges of Nigeria the instructions are given in it which enables students to effectively communicate with the wider world. In Nigeria it is also the most developed language that can be used to study scientific and engineering courses. Almost all the transactions in government offices are carried out in it that is why it is the language of government in Nigeria and it is most extensively used.

3. Pakistan:

Pakistan has the third largest English-speaking by population in the world. Pakistan has 99,690,000 speakers of it and all of them used it as their additional language. In Pakistan it is the group of English language varieties spoken and written.

It was first so recognized and designated in 1970s and 1980s. Pakistani English (PE) is somewhat different in respect to terminology, grammar, pronunciation, spellings of some words and other features. With approximately 49% of Pakistani population is being able to communicate in some form of English.

In Pakistan it is the official language. Every government documents, military interactions, street signs, many shop symbols, business agreements and other actions use in it as well as the language of court is also English. Pakistan education institutes are full capable of English language, it is taught to all school level Pakistani students. All instructions at colleges and university level are in it.

2. India:

India is a country where the number of people who speaks English is 125,226,449 and 226,449 people used it as their first language and the rest of them as additional. India has ‘Hindi’ as its official language and being a multicultural and multilingual country it has English as its Assistant Official Language. Since the days of colonialism it has been the language of administration in India ever. In the Indian education system it is not just another subject; but it is also the main medium of education along with Hindi or the regional language changeable from place to place.

1. United States:


Which country has most English Speaking people?

US ranked at the top among the countries where population of English speaking people is high. In USA, the total Speaking Population of it is 298,444,149 where 255,505,953 people used it as their mother tongue and the rest of them as additional.

It is the De-facto national language of the United States, with 80% of the population claiming it as a mother tongue, and some 95% claiming to speak it “well” or “very well”. The U.S. Census Bureau said in a report named language use in United states in 2011 that approximately 60.6 million people, or nearly one-in-five people in the U.S. old 5 or older in 2011, spoke a language other than it at home, up from 23 million, or almost one-in-11.

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