English language - around the world


Some sources estimate the number of speakers over 300 million, others over 650 million! But let's have a look at the countries where English is an official language!

countries where English is the first and often only language of most people
countries where besides English as a native language there is at least one other significant native tongue
countries where English is not native, only official language

Click on the highlighted countries to get more information,
or choose a continent!


These pages are edited by Orsolya Lukóczky and Antal Guszlev
Maps: László Zentai and Antal Guszlev
Suggestions are welcome at borso@osiris.elte.hu.
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