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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Have you ever wondered where English is mostly spoken around the world? Well, check this one out.

 

 

1. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA


This country is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. English is the official language in this country. So, if you want to visit this country, no need to bring any English dictionary in your pocket. 

 

2. AUSTRALIA


Do you recognize the flag? Yup, it is Australia. It is no secret that Australian people speak English in their daily lives. So, if you want to sharpen your English, go grab your flight tickets and fly to Australia.

 

3. THE BAHAMAS

If you have no ideas where to go on your upcoming holiday, well the Bahamas is a perfect getaway for you. They have the best beaches in the world and the most important thing is, the people speak English. So, no need to worry of getting lost there.

 

4. BARBADOS


Another English speaking country is Barbados. It is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Americas. The people speak English because British settlers established a colony there several years ago.

 

5. BELIZE


It is an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America. English is the official language of Belize, a former British colony. English is the primary language of public education, government and most media outlets. About half of Belizeans regardless of ethnicity speak an English-based creole called Belizean Creole (also referred to as Kriol) for most informal, social and interethnic dialogue.

 

6. CANADA


It is a country in the northern part of North America, close to the US. It a multilingual country, about more than 50% of the people speak English though. So, do not be surprised if you visit the country, you will find lots of people are able to speak more than one languages. 

 

7. DOMINICA


It lies in the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. After the Great Britain took it over in 1763 after the Seven Years' War, they gradually established English as the official language.

 

8. GRENADA


It is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. It is another Caribbean country where the people officially speak English in their daily activities.

 

9. GUYANA


English is the official language of Guyana and is used for education, government, media, and services. The vast majority of the population speaks Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole with slight African and East Indian influence, as their native tongue.

 

10. IRELAND


Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. The Irish people mainly talk two main languages; Irish and English. Both languages have widely contributed to literature.

 

11. JAMAICA


Do you know where Usain Bolt comes from? Yes, the best sprinter in the world comes from Jamaica, another island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. 2.726 million Jamaican people speak English in their daily routines, not to mention Mr. Bolt himself.

 

12. NEW ZEALAND


New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Although the country comprises of many different ethnics such as European, Maori, and Asian, English is the predominant language in New Zealand, spoken by 96.1% of the population.

 

13. ST. KITTS AND NEVIS


Do you wonder where this country is located? It is located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas and Western Hemisphere, in both area and population. Since this country is a Commonwealth realm with the British monarch, so English is their main language in the country.

 

14. ST. LUCIA


Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. It is a small island country with only around 165,595 people. The official language is English spoken by 96% of the population. 

 

15. ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES


The country is also known simply as Saint Vincent. It is an island country in the Lesser Antilles island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea. The main mother tongue is Vincentian Creole and the official language is English.

 

16. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO


English is the country's official language (the local variety of standard English is Trinidadian English or more properly, Trinidad and Tobago Standard English, abbreviated as "TTSE"), but the main spoken language is either of two English-based creole languages (Trinidadian Creole or Tobagonian Creole), which reflects the Amerindian, European, African, and Asian heritage of the nation.

 

17. UNITED KINGDOM


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 are estimated to speak languages brought to the UK as a result of relatively recent immigration.

 

18. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The USA is the last country whose people speak English in their daily lives despite the fact that it is a melting pot. In addition, American English has been widely spoken as an international language. The fact that many Hollywood movie makers expose American English in their movies makes it more well-known.

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