What percentage of the world's population speaks English as a mother tongue?
Roughly 500,000,000 people speak English as a native language. Since there are about 7,000,000,000 humans on Earth, about 7% of people's native language is English.
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There are about 14 million Jews in the world as of 2010; 6.2million in Asia (including Israel), 5.5 million in America, twomillion in Europe and 100,000 in Africa. Out of the world'spopulation of seven billion, the Jews are about 0.2%. And yet Jews have earned 22% of all individual recipients of No…belPrizes worldwide between 1901 and 2009. Albert Einstein, the most influential scientist of all time andTIME magazine's "Person of the Century," was a Jew. Sigmund Freud-- id, ego, superego -- the father of psychoanalysis, was a Jew. Sowere Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. Here are a few other Jews whose intellectual output has enrichedthe whole of humanity: Benjamin Rubin gave humanity the vaccinatingneedle. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine. Alert Sabindeveloped the improved live polio vaccine. Gertrude Elion gave us aleukaemia-fighting drug. Baruch Blumberg developed the vaccinationfor Hepatitis B. Paul Ehrlich discovered a treatment for syphilis(a sexually transmitted disease). Elie Metchnikoff won a NobelPrize in infectious diseases. Bernard Katz won a Nobel Prize in neuromuscular transmission.Andrew Schally won a Nobel in endocrinology (disorders of theendocrine system; diabetes, hyperthyroidism). Aaron Beck foundedCognitive Therapy (psychotherapy to treat mental disorders,depression and phobias). Gregory Pincus developed the first oralcontraceptive pill. George Wald won a Nobel for furthering ourunderstanding of the human eye. Stanley Cohen won a Nobel inembryology (study of embryos and their development). Willem Kolffcame up with the kidney dialysis machine. Stanley Mezor invented the first micro-processing chip. Leo Szilarddeveloped the first nuclear chain reactor. Peter Schultz, theoptical fibre cable; Charles Adler, traffic lights; Benno Strauss,stainless steel; Isador Kisee, sound movies; Emile Berliner,telephone microphone; and Charles Ginsburg, videotape recorder. Famous leaders in the business world who belong to Jewish faithinclude Ralph Lauren (Polo), Levis Strauss (Levi's Jeans), HowardSchultz (Starbucks), Sergey Brin (Google), Michael Dell (DellComputers), Larry Ellison (Oracle), Donna Karan (DKNY), Irv Robbins(Baskins & Robbins) and Bill Rosenberg (Dunkin Donuts). RichardLevin, President of Yale University, is a Jew. So are HenryKissinger (American secretary of state), Alan Greenspan (the Fedchairman under Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush II), JosephLieberman, Maxim Litvinov (USSR Foreign Minister), David Marshal(Singapore's first chief minister), Issac Isaacs (governor-generalof Australia), Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman and author),Yevgeny Primakov (Russian PM), John Deutsch (CIA director), HerbGray (Canadian deputy PM), Pierre Mendes (French PM), MichaelHoward (British home secretary), Bruno Kreisky (chancellor ofAustria) and Robert Rubin (American secretary of treasury). In the media, famous Jews include Wolf Blitzer (CNN), BarbaraWalters (ABC News), Eugene Meyer (Washington Post), Henry Grunwald(editor-in-chief Time), Katherine Graham (publisher of TheWashington Post), Joseph Lelyyeld (Executive editor, The New YorkTimes), and Max Frankel (New York Times). At the Olympics, Mark Spitz set a record by wining seven goldmedals. Lenny Krayzelburg is a three-time Olympic gold medalist.Spitz, Krayzelburg and Boris Becker are all Jewish. Did you know that Harrison Ford, George Burns, Tony Curtis, CharlesBronson, Billy Crystal, Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers,Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas, Ben Kingsley, Kirk Douglas, GoldieHawn, Cary Grant, William Shatner, Jerry Lewis and Peter Falk areall Jewish? As a matter of fact, Hollywood itself was founded by aJew. Among directors and producers, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks,Oliver Stone, Aaron Spelling (Beverly Hills 90210), Neil Simon (TheOdd Couple), Andrew Vaina (Rambo 1/2/3), Michael Man (Starsky andHutch), Milos Forman (One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest), DouglasFairbanks (The thief of Baghdad) and Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters)are all Jewish. William James Sidis, with an IQ of 250-300, is the brightest humanwho ever existed. Guess what faith he belonged to? So, why are Jews so successful? Answer: Education, education,education. Knowledge is power. So maybe you should pick up a bookand learn something new? (MORE)
English is understood by the majority of the South Africanpopulation. Wikipedia shows 9.7% of South Africans speak English as their home language . See related link below
To answer this question there really isn't a "Black Race" per say. Black is not literally the color of the people commonly referred to as "Black". As a matter of fact "Black" people actually come in different shades of brown."Black" people range from light caramel to nearly black in color. Much of t…he population of the America's especially the Caribbean nations of Cuba, Haiti's, Dominican republic, Jamaica & others have a large "African" population as well as "African" admixture others like Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela & Brazil also have extensive "African" admixtures, along with the Middle East & Northern Africa. In many Latin nations dark skinned peoples have down played their "African" genes by using such terms as "Moreno" but rarely do they claim "Black" or "Negro"even with apparent African features.This has to do with the fact when colonial Spain & France ruled over the area light skinned "Blacks"or"Mulattoes" were seen as superior to the "Black" African slave populations & held privileges that weren't available to "Black" Africans slaves many of the "Mulattoes" along with the "White" populous later formed the elites of the newly created Nations of the America's. In Middle Eastern countries along the Red Sea their has been mixing with Africans for centuries especially after the birth of Islam. A large number of Arabs in Saudi Arabia for example have extensive African admixture. The Aksumite empire of what is now Northern Ethiopia ruled large swathes of present day Yemen & portions of Saudi Arabia. Ancient Egyptians were infact "Black" African similar to the Semitic & Cushitic Peoples of present day Ethiopia, Somalia & Horn of Africa in general. The modern Egypt we know today was "Arabized" after the birth of Islam. Also ancient Rome had a substantial "Black" population. The continent of Africa being the traditional home land of "Black" people is very diverse there are dozens of visible phyno types such as the Yoruba peoples of present day Nigeria which many "Black" Americans share common DNA with. Also the Amhara & Somali's despite their angular faces & sharp features are actually native to Africa these are just a few of the visible phyno types of the African Continent. The number of "Black" People world wide can range from 1.5 Billion to 2 Billion depending on who you define as "BlacK" as the term is very subjective most people in the world identify them self's by Ethnicity, Culture, Nationality or even Religious. Only in a few western countries like the U.K and the United States are such terms as "White & Black" used to identify people. (MORE)
Around 33% percent of the world population is Christian. A Pew Forum survey from 2007 shows that 23.9% of the US population identifies themselves as Catholic (compared to the 78.4% who identify as Christian) Worldwide, however, Catholicism accounts for greater than 50% of all Christians and is… the 2nd largest single religious group. (MORE)
If the population of Asia is 4,050,404,000 and there are just under6.8 billion people on the planet you will find this percentage tobe approximately 59.56% . There are actually only about 3,900,000,000 people in Asia and theworld population is about 6,970,000,000 so that comes to around 56% .
Most eastimates indiccate about 6% of the world population (420 to500 million of 7 billion total population) is Buddhist. The numberis difficult to determine as some countries with large populations(e.g. China) do not provide supportable data.
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. It is the official language of over 50 countries and it is a language of business and marketing world wide.
The percentage of Brazilians who speak English varies , by region. And within each region, the percentage varies by whether the population is located in bigger cities, smaller towns, or out in the countryside. For example, people are more likely to know English, and to know the language better, in …cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. For those two cities in particular have more of an international interaction with English speaking populations, and indeed with just about any other language in the world.. English is a required subject in high schools. But many people in Brasil don't have the opportunity to put the language into practice in their daily lives. And so one suggestion is a percentage of at most 1% of the total population. (MORE)
There are approximately seven billion people that live on planetEarth. Males out number females by a slight percentage with 50.24%of the world's population being male.
The current estimated human population for the planet earth in 2010 is 6,865,300,000 by the United States Census Bureau. The United Nations estimates that world population will be over the 7,000,000,000 mark in 2011. Recent U.N. organized surveys performed in multiple countries have found the aver…age percentage of people who suffer from some sort of cancer is 31% . The American Cancer Society has found similar numbers in its studies of North and South America. Using these two sources of information. One can estimate that 2,128,243,000 individuals in the year 2010, will have some sort of cancer. (MORE)
About 15 percent of the world's population is Roman Catholic. Thecountry with the most Catholics is Brazil, followed by Mexico, andthen the United States.
I estimate from historic data that approximately 80% of the world's population believes in a supreme spiritual entity and as such ascribe/belong to a religion or religious belief system.
North America has about 7% the world's population and accounts for 1/3 of the world's economic output.
The estimated number of people in the world that speak Englishfluently is about 30 percent of the population. If the world'spopulation is about 7,264,712,400 people. This would mean thatroughly 2,179,413,720 people in the world currently speak Englishfluently.
Portuguese, Spanish, and English are languages number eight, four, and three respectively in number of native speakers. Portugese has 175 native speakers. Spanish has 350-400 million native speakers. English has 500 million native speakers.. So, total, they have 1.025 billion native speakers. Assum…ing a world population of 6.7 billion (20 million higher than an August 14th estimate.) So, together about 15.3% of the population have one of those three as a native language.. And I think that it's worth mentioning that the Chinese dialects have more speakers than those three combined. So, if you master their script, and speak those three languages, you could communicate with 30%+ of the world (+ because have these as second languages with various levels of fluency, which is why they are not counted in those figures.) (MORE)
Approximately 20% speak English, if you include people who speak English as a second language.
About 500,000,000 people speak English as a first language, so that would be around 7% of all humans speak English as a first language. As any other language but first, it is estimated that 2,100,000,000 humans speak English, or about 30%.
In Brazil, they speak Portuguese, I really dont know, but it probably is a low number.. Jake says: .125 %
"Considering pretty much everyone in china, India, the rest of Asia, Africa, south America and the middle east, as well as Greeks and Italians and heaps of other europeans are all exclusively, or all but exclusively brown eyed. I would estimate the figure around 95 percent of the global population…. Also the number of non brown eyed people is shrinking due to global population movements and related incursion of brown eyed people into the few areas of the world where brown eyes do not dominate. The Brown eyed gene is in most cases dominant. Additional: The figure perhaps rises to 98 or even 99% if you include those with near brown eyes Hazel for example. Conversly the number of people with blue or green eyes globaly is perhaps 1% or less. A figure that would probably very much surprise most people." Yet another person who is wrong. There are dark skinned people all over the world with blue and green eyes even blond hair. About 20% of turkey has green eyes. Green eyes are one of the worlds rarest eye color at 2%. Total around 10% of the world has light colored eyes. America alone has 100 million people with light colored eyes "grey, blue and green" that's 1.5% of the worlds population. (MORE)
Mostly Russian population speak their native language. However;according to survey 2012, 5.48% of the population speak English.English is also taught in schools as a foreign language.
4.6% roughly. American population: 307,006,550 - Jul 2009 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division World Population:6,697,254,041 - 2008 Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators
It's hard to say, but circumcision is most common in the United States and Israel.
95%. 360 million people spoke English natively in 2010. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language). out of around 7 billion people in 2011. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population). So one person out of twenty speaks English as a native..
As of 2012, there are 2.4 billion Christians in the world. This is 34 percen t of the world's total population of 6.8 billion people.
Portuguese consistently ranks as number six on the list of the ten most spoken languages in the world. The total of the world's population hovers around 6.77 billion, as of April 2009. But the estimates of total numbers of Portuguese speakers ranges from 176 million to 230 million. Based on the firs…t, lower figure, the percentage of the world's population that speaks Portuguese is 2.09% . Based on the second, higher figure, the percentage is 3.35% . (MORE)
99% of germans speak english Answer 2 Most Germans have learnt some English in school. I would guess about half of German adults would understand if you spoke simple English, probably about 1/4 of adults could answer back.
Speaking only for the United States, about 60-65% are overweight and about 30% are obese. The most rapidly increasing rate of morbid obesity now is seen in the 15-20 year old group.
Your mother tongue is the first language you learn. For many people, English is their mother tongue. But for a large number of people in the world, English is learned as a second language. Its usefulness as a lingua franca has been solidified by being the mother tongue of two successive world empire…s: the British and the American. It is to those people that have learned English as a second language that this question is directed. First of all, your mother tongue is your root and backbone of your culture so do not cut it off just because English is an important need of today. Here are some possible effects of English as a second language on a mother tongue: 1. As people are more into English because of its great requirement in business and studies etc. , they are not learning their own mother tongue. 2. English is the language in which schools in some places teach. If this is the case, children will find it easier to read English than their mother tongue. The profusion of Internet sites in English has the same effect. 3. The mother tongue, especially if it is one which does not have a significant literature, may become more and more of an oral language under pressure from written English. 4. The perception among the young that English is "cool" and the mother tongue is old-fashioned can drive young people to try to converse in English rather than their mother tongue. If they forget their own language, they will be unable to pass it on to their children. 5. For each country to succeed in future its important for it to first learn from their past, its history and each county's past and history is best known in their own language and culture. If people don't give value to their own language and culture their individuality and cultural identity will be swallowed up in the artificial culture of multinational business. (MORE)
Approximately 420 million people live in countries where English would be considered the "mother tongue" (most of these coming from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia), and make up about 6% of the population. The other 94% live in countries where English is not the mother t…ongue. (MORE)
"Some 1.6 billion people, about one quarter of the world?s population, have no access to electricity today. Eighty percent of these people live in rural areas of the developing world, mainly in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa where rapid urban migration and population growth will occur over the …next several decades." Source: IEA, "The Developing World and the Electricity Challenge," Jan. 2005, http://www.iea.org/Textbase/work/2005/poverty/blurb.pdf . Of course, this is only an estimate. An undated Greenpeace document puts the figure for people without access to electricity at "more than 2 billion." Source: Greenpeace, "Solar Generation: electricity for over 1 billion people and 2 million jobs by 2020," http://www.greenpeace.org/~climate/climatecountdown/solargeneration/solargenback.pdf . (MORE)
lets say that there are about 7 billion people in the world today, about 1 in 4 speak english, 3 out of 4 do not, so 75%. The figures quoted are for people who speak English as a first or second language gained through some sort of educational system. Unofficially there may be many more
As of January 2010, there are 13.8 million baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) worldwide. The world population is approximately 6.7 billion. This means that 0.21% of the world's population is Mormon. This is about same as the percentage of the… world's population that is Jewish (0.22%). In contrast, 17% of the world's population is Catholic, 21% of the world's population is Muslim, 14% of the world's population is Hindu, and 6% of the world's population is Protestant Christian. (MORE)
Less than 1.6% of the Mexican population speaks English on a fluentlevel. This is understandable, considering that only 2.8% of non-Hispanichomes speak Spanish in the United States.
As it is hard to exactly measure religious affiliation, and as many organizations have incentives to exaggerate their membership, it is hard to quantify well. Christianity is still generally thought to be the most popular religion in the world today. Best estimates is that around 2 billion people… consider themselves Christian, though obviously not all belong to a specific religion or church. Thus, out of a total world population of 7 billion, this means that about 71% of the world is non-Christian. (MORE)
It's impossible to tell, are we talking about what percentage of the world has been arrested and charged? Or are we also talking about what percentage of the world has broken the law and got away with it? Everybody has broken some law in their life whether it was speeding, littering, jay walking, sp…itting in public, breaking curfew ETC. If you look at wall street that's a place where everyone is true criminals who break serious laws (MORE)
Unbelievably, the percentage of the world's population being uneducated, is 46 percent. *Considering that most of the world's population is still involved in farming and other subsistence activities, in villages or smaller social units, the figure of 46 percent is not credible.
According to the CIA World Factbook, out of the total world population of 7.015 billion 13.78% are Hindus. (as of 2009 estimation) Hinduism is growing at around 1.52 percent annually.
It is not possible to answer the question the way it is written. Please rephrase and resumbit.
They don't really speak English in Chile but they may speak Spanish. My overall percentage for speaking English in Chile is about 10%.
If you combine Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox together, believe it or not I think its a solid 60%, the two biggest being Catholic and Orthodox believe it or not. Orthodox Christians in fact outnumber protestants, because of Russia and the Balkan's massive combined population, however th…ey are not as numerous as Catholics, who can be found in most of Europe, pretty much the whole of Latin America, and throughout Africa. (MORE)
It's really hard to tell since it's a forein language that isn't to popular,but it's 17%.
If you mean what percentage of the world's people are left handed, then it's around 10 to 20 Percent. Left handed people are much more rare than right handed.
In India, E nglish speakers are about 10.66 % of the population, and the most spoken one (native) is Hindi . Hope This Helps :) e
Less than 2%, I have been living in Chile for the past 5 years and the amount of people that I have encountered can speak English here I can count on my 2 hands. For tourists that wish to visit Chile I would highly recommend taking organized tours because if you do not speak Spanish you will not be …able to do anything here. (MORE)
In May 2012, the current estimate of the world's population is 7 016 000 000, while the population of Queensland is roughly 4 650 500. Thus, the percentage of the world which lives in Queensland is about 0.066%.
What is the mother tongue of a child whose parents speak only English though they are not Europeans or Americans?
The 'mother tongue' of the child - would be whatever language they have been taught to speak from birth.
I am an American. I visited Argentina and would say less than 1% of Argentinians are able to speak English..
English is the third most popular language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. English is spoken by 5.43 percent of the worlds population, so therefore 94.57 percent of the worlds population speak no English.
In order to avoid influence from your mother tongue in any newlanguage, you must practice until you actually think in the newlanguage. Immerse yourself in English - watch English TV, readmagazines and books and newspapers, speak the language constantlyuntil it becomes second nature to you. Only then… will you stop translating what you think into English and actually thinkin that language. (MORE)
Why is my friend afraid to speak English She is fine speaking French and her mother tongue Finnish.?
I assume it's a second language for her so she is embarrassed bynot speaking it well