What percentage of American citizens speak English as a first language?
From the website "infoplease.com" it states that the percentage of English native speakers in America is 82%.
Portuguese, as the official language, is spoken the citizens of the South American country of Brazil. As one of the nine recognized regional languages, it's spoken by the citizens of the South American country of The Co-operative Republic of Guyana, where the official language is English. As a compulsory subject for study by schoolchildren, and due to considerable interaction across national boundaries, it's spoken by the citizens of the nearby South American countries of Argentina…
What document protected the rights of English citizens and became the basis for the American Bill of Rights?
I couldn't find any official statistics. But English has been taught as a mandatory foreign language in Norwegian primary school since the 1960s, so close to 100% of the population below age 60 or so will know at least some English. Before the 1960s, English was taught in secondary school. According to Wikipedia, 89% of the population of Sweden speaks English. I assume the percentage for Norway is about the same.
It is an American word! The question is redundant; you are asking if something is of the English language or of the English language. The American dialect is English, therefore the word "suck" is an English word. It is used as slang, and likely more primarily by American teenagers in conversations with their parents, teachers, and other authority figures--American teenagers are quite articulate. :)
Each country that uses English uses its own version. Australians use Australian English, South Africans use South African, in India they use Indian English. There is no strict distinction between British English and American English. In fact the language of Edinburgh is different from the language of Cardiff, and the language of Boston different from the language of Las Vegas.
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