What percentage of world's population speak English?
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.
on 20080706, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language#Geographical_distribution , there are 375 Million native speakers. current world population is about 6.7 billion . that's 5.5%. depending on how you count second language proficiency, possibly 1.8 billion people speak English, or 27%.
Most people dont speak english. But it makes no sense Brazil was founded by Portugal, and as such has the national language of Portugese. What percentage speak Spanish is a hard thing to research for English speaking people. But there must be a strong percentage since almost every country that boarders Brazil is Spanish speaking. Note there is one that has the national language of French. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Its our Official and NATIONAL Language, we never…
This is a hard question to answer because of the following reasons: People speak English as a second language are also registered in the percentage of people who speak English No organisations collecting the census of the populations of English speakers globally However, some countries have run surveys in their individual countries to ask their citizens of the language they speak. Therefore, we can only know the percentage of English speakers of the individual country…
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.
Colombia, or as it is officially called 'Republic of Colombia' is a Latin American country situated in the northwest corner of South America. It has an estimated population of about 47,425,437 individuals of which about 4.22% speak English either as a second or eve as a main language in some regions.