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English Countries

Countries
Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Total No. Of Countries
33
2

National Language
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America

Second Language
India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore

Speaking Continents
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

Minority Language
South Africa

Regulated By
Not Available

Interesting Facts
  • Most of the English words begin with the letter S than any other letter.
  • English is third most commonly spoken language in the world.

Similar To
Not Available

Derived From
Latin

English Alphabets

Alphabets in English
English-Alphabets.jpg#200

Alphabets
26
8
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English Phonology

How Many Vowels
5
3

How Many Consonants
21
11

English Scripts
Latin
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English Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal

Hard to Learn

Language Levels
7
6
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Time Taken to Learn
6 weeks
3
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English Greetings

Hello
Hello

Thank You
Thank you

How Are You?
How are you?

Good Night
Good Night

Good Evening
Good Evening

Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon

Good Morning
Good Morning

Please
Please

Sorry
Sorry

Bye
Bye

I Love You
I love you

Excuse Me
Excuse Me

English Dialects

Dialect 1
American English

Where They Speak
United States of America

How Many People Speak
225,000,000.00
3

Dialect 2
Hiberno-English

Where They Speak
Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom

How Many People Speak
4,500,000.00
15

Dialect 3
Welsh English

Where They Speak
United Kingdom

How Many People Speak
2,500,000.00
14

Total No. Of Dialects
188
35
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How Many People Speak English?

How Many People Speak?
1,200.00 million
1

Speaking Population
5.43 %
4
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Native Speakers
400.00 million
3
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Second Language Speakers
400.00 million
1

Native Name
English

Alternative Names
Not Available

French Name
anglais

German Name
Englisch

Pronunciation
/ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/

Ethnicity
Not Available

English History

Origin
5th Century AD

Language Family
Indo-European Family

Subgroup
Not Available

Branch
Not Available

Language Forms

Early Forms
Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and English

Standard Forms
Standard English

Language Position
3
3

Signed Forms
Signed English

Scope
Individual

English Code

ISO 639 1
en

ISO 639 2

ISO 639 2/T
eng

ISO 639 2/B
eng

ISO 639 3
eng

ISO 639 6
engs

Glottocode
stan1293

Linguasphere
52-ABA

Types of Language

Language Type
Living

Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object

Language Morphological Typology
Analytic, Fusional, Isolating, Synthetic

Origin of English language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. English language is one of the Best Languages to Learn. The origin of English language states that it was put to use in 5th Century AD. The history of English language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about English Language History. The evolution of English language began with early forms such as Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and English. Standard English is the standard form of English language and it is used in government centers. Know all About English Language.

English population

English population gives us the total count of number of people speaking English language. English language is spoken by 1,200.00 million people in the world. Most of the English population lies in the English Speaking Countries. English language is spoken as first language by 400.00 million people and as second language by about 400.00 million people. Get to know English speaking population in detail.

English writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. English writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of English language. Some languages share common writing systems. Latin script is used by English language. Learn more about . 

Information about English language

Check out all the information about English language here. You may find it interesting to learn English Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about English Speaking Countries, English speaking continents and English Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to English countries knowing common English Greetings will help you in communicating with English people.