What percentage of the South African population speaks English?
English is understood by the majority of the South African population.
Wikipedia shows 9.7% of South Africans speak English as their home language.
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Wikipedia shows 9.7% of South Africans speak English as their home language.
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According to Wikipedia, it's only 0.77% - which translates into approximately 10 million people out of the total population of 1.3 billion.
11.36% of the United States population speaks Spanish. This is based off of the fact that there are around 34, 547, 077 people who speak Spanish, and that the United States population is around 304, 059, 724.
It's hard to say, but since Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union, citizens had to use Russian. Therefore, almost every citizen of Lithuania who is in his thirties or older speaks Russian. The new generation however, mainly speaks in English (as well as Lithuanian of course). My estimate is …60%-80% ( Full Answer )
Portuguese is the only official language of Brazil. It is the most widely used language and is almost exclusively used in the entire country.
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. ( Full Answer )
yes some times they do! they mostly all have an acsent! from spud + Titch.
The vast++ majority of native-born Swedes under age 45/50 speak English. I cannot comment on immigrant Swedes. All of this to say that one will have little problem being understood in English when visiting Sweden.
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.) ( Full Answer )
The white population of South Africa is 3.52 million people or 6.9percent of the population. Black Africans make up 79 percent of thepopulation. People of mixed races make up 8.9 percent and IndianAsians make up 2.5 percent.
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 %
About 136 million people worldwide speak it as a mother tongue (about 2%). Around 190 million people speak French as a second language (that's a bit less than 3%, 2.8) and an additional 200 million speak it as an acquired foreign language (3%) .French speaking communities exist in 57 countries and t…erritories. Hope this helps :) Sources: Wikipedia Google Public Data ( Full Answer )
Colombia, or as it is officially called 'Republic of Colombia' is aLatin American country situated in the northwest corner of SouthAmerica. It has an estimated population of about 47,425,437individuals of which about 4.22% speak English either as a secondor eve as a main language in some regions.
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.
According to the 2011 Census in South Africa, only about 13.5% of the population speaks Afrikaans. Zulu and Xhosa are the most spoken languages is South Africa.
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% . ( Full Answer )
100% - because Coloured people are 'African' and white people are natives to south Africa so they are 'African' too. (There are immigrants from the rest of the world, of course, like a sizeable chunk of British ex-pats, but all SA-born people are African.)
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.
well its because half of africans countries for example Congo, learn french instead of English, and then north africans like sudenes learn English instead of french, well its because half of africans countries for example Congo, learn french instead of English, and then north africans like sudenes l…earn English instead of french, ( Full Answer )
The percentage of of the people who speak the polish language are indeed very high, as they are a proud people and love their culture
Different prevalence in various ethnic groups Approximately 1 per 3000 live births in whites, 1 per 10 000 live births in mixed race group (so called "coloured " people) and predicted 1 per 5000 in blacks.
the fact is that the student cant use the language when they get into the world they need world wide language such as ebglish and french example some african languge dont have wrold related to medical thingz
Officially there are about 7 million South Africans who speak Afrikaans as a first language, with up to 15 million being proficient in Afrikaans. Afrikaans is more prevalent than English as a first language, but is English has a higher incidence as a Second language and is the primary language of tu…ition. ( Full Answer )
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.
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
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. Accordin…g to Wikipedia, 89% of the population of Sweden speaks English. I assume the percentage for Norway is about the same. ( Full Answer )
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.
between 75% and 90% (This number does not include new immigrants currently studying Hebrew in special schools).
South Africans speak in many different ways. There are 11 officiallanguages and many other languages too. Like any country, there aredifferent accents in different parts of it. So put all of thesefactors together and it is natural that there will be many waysthat South Africans speak that have devel…oped over centuries. ( Full Answer )
The word "fundi" refers to an expert or guru in a certain subject. It is derived from the Nguni word "umfundisi" meaning a "teacher" - also used for someone of high rank, for example, a priest or judge.
I don't know an actual percentage, but as my family are Maltese I travel there a lot. A lot of the locals speak English as it is a touristy place. With me there has never been any problems with speaking to people as children learn it from a very early age. The older generation however aren't every… good with English, I feel. ( Full Answer )
Hard to say exactly. but first and second language speakers are between 265 and 275 million, about 3%
Approximately 20% of the Swiss population speak French as their first language. French is spoken in the western part of Switzerland, including the cities of Geneva and Lausanne. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they ar…e: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country. ( Full Answer )
They don't really speak English in Chile but they may speak Spanish. My overall percentage for speaking English in Chile is about 10%.
About 14,666 Finnish speak fluent English (2013 survey results). There are also an unknown amount of Finnish citizens who speak someor broken English, but those figures are not available. English is the most popular language on the planet.
Over 90%. Language is controversial in Canada politically, historically and culturally. Many people will claim to speak English to gain entrance, or to gain employment but would not be considered in anyway to be English speaking by most English Canadians. In the past this number was low enough to be… ignored but today it is not uncommon to find workplaces that once operated in English now using a working language other English. We also have people who will claim to not speak English for various reasons but are actually fluent. Traditionally this has been for political and cultural reasons and they do offset some of those who claim to speak English but do not. Reporting on English use is almost always affected by our language politics making it impossible for accurate numbers that all Canadians would accept but most would agree over 90% of Canadians speak English. I say most but would direct you to our Census Data. A critical read of that will show just how careful the Canadian government is to ensure such information is properly "interpreted" for you. So no doubt there are many who would suggest less than 90% of Canadians speak or understand English. The Canadian government census reports would at first glance appear to say that less than 80% of Canadians speak English fluently. A little deeper read will quickly discover that much of their interpretation of the data is not well supported and that data could be interpreted differently. It also shows that language politics are alive and well in Canada. Particularly when it comes to "official" government supported language. ( Full Answer )
It's really hard to tell since it's a forein language that isn't to popular,but it's 17%.
That's an easy question, this was mainly due to French and British colonisation some centuries ago in those area. As a result the locals have picked up on the languages, so after independence, made them official languages and mediums of communication in those countries. FYI, I'm from Botswana, a for…mer British colony. ( Full Answer )
English is the national language of England so the only people who may not be able to speak it would be very recent immigrants.
People who live and work temporarily on the Antarctic continent -- at research stations funded by their governments, speak the language of their country. In the interchange of scientific data, English and French are the preferred languages.
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. ( Full Answer )
Countries in Africa where English is an official language include: . Botswana . Cameroon . The Gambia . Ghana . Kenya . Lesotho . Liberia . Madagascar . Malawi . Mauritius . Namibia . Nigeria . Rwanda . Seychelles . Sierra Leon . South Africa . Sudan . Swaziland . Tanzania . Ugan…da . Zambia . Zimbabwe However there are also countries in Africa that have English as amajor language, but not as an official language. ( Full Answer )
Even though english classes are a requirement in public education the actual number of japanese people that are "fluent" in english is very low.
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.
Centuries of European rule have left their mark on the "typical"South African breakfast. It's a tea-and-coffee culture, sobreakfast is often a cup of something hot (with lots of sugaradded) served alongside something bready. That can be a piece oftoast with jam or cheese, a rusk (a thick and tooth-b…reakingly hardcookie), buttered bread, or even a hot dog bun. There are different types of foods that are eaten in South Africa.Some of these include the traditional biltong and dried fruitsnack, mealie soup, carrot bredie, green bean salad, komkomersambal, geel rys, bobotie and pineapple sherbet. South African food can be divided into two categories which areTraditional African Cooking and Exotic African Specialities.Traditional food includes mieliepap (maize meal porridge), carrots,beetroots and meat such as goats and sheep. Exotic food can includeTripe or offal, amadumbe and umngqusho. ( Full Answer )