How many people speak Italian worldwide?
It is considered that about 70 to 125 million people speak Italian worlwide, mainly in countries like Italy, Switzerland, Greece and Argentina as well as 25 other countries.
The official language is Italian, however due to the large number of English speaking tourists many people can also speak English to varying degrees. Yes! People who live in Rome speak Italian unless they learn English in school or are native English speakers like me. Not many people speak English here.
Approximately 6.5% of the Swiss population speak Italian as their first language. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they are: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country.
Lady Gaga is not at all ashamed of her Italian-Sicilian origin... In fact she has many times said how proud she is of her Italian-Sicilian heritage! Lady Gaga confessed at a concert in Turin her Italian was "merda" although she has several times shown she can speak basic very Italian... But one has to remember that not many American-Italians do speak fluent Italian.
It is important because if you go to Italy then you can speak the language. Also is a thing to be proud of - to be able to speak another language. There are many countries around the world that speak Italian. Italy, Switzerland, Ticino, Grigioni, San Mario, Monaco, Vatican City. - they all speak Native Italian. Italian Immigrants - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, UK, USA and Venezuela. - This means…
Europe has many countries, with many different languages like, French, German, Dutch, English, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Irish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Romanian and many, many others. So depending on what part of Europe you are, in will depend on what types of languages you will hear and how people will speak.
French is the language of the Luxembourgish legal system and government so apart from recent immigrants, all Luxembourgers can speak French if required, but this does not mean that they speak it at home. Most Luxembourgers speak Letzebuergesch at home with some speaking German, Portugese or Italian as their first language.