What Percentage of the Worlds Population Speak English?


One out of every five people on earth can speak English to some level of competence. Over 350 million people speak English as their first language, including 55 million in the UK and more than 200 million in the USA. It's an official language in over 50 countries around the world. The total number of people who can speak English, including those who speak it as a second language, is well over a billion.
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It is estimated that almost 30% of humans can speak English (over two billion) English is the most spoken language on the planet, counting first, second, third, etc. language speakers
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According to research by the British Council, English has official or special status in at least seventy-five countries with a total population of over two billion. English is spoken as a native language by around 375 million and as a second language by around 375 million speakers, in the world. Around 750 million people are believed to speak English as a foreign language. One out of four of the world's population speak English to some level of competence.
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