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English is an Indo-European, West Germanic language originating in England, and is the first language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean region. Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language. This is a list of Countries of the world sorted by the total English -speaking population in that Country.

English today is probably the third largest language by number of native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is used extensively as a second language and as an official language throughout the world, especially in Commonwealth countries (Ghana, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Pakistan etc.) and in many international organizations (English is one of six official languages of the United Nations). Modern English is the dominant international language in communications, science, business, aviation, entertainment, radio and diplomacy. The initial reason for its enormous spread beyond the bounds of the British Isles was the influence of the British Empire, the largest empire in history.

English The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar is the dominant language in the United States. The growing economic and cultural influence of the United States as a global superpower The British Isles (Irish variously Na hOile?in Bhriotanacha, Oile?in Iarthair Eorpa, ?ire agus an Bhreatain Mh?r; Ellanyn Goaldagh EileananThe 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar since WWII (World War II) has accelerated adoption of English as a language across the planet.

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