Which countries are native speakers of English?

English originated from England, so that would be the original native country.

The main English-speaking countries are:

  • The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Isles, Gibraltar, Virgin Isles, Falklands, etc)
  • The United States
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Canada

Other English-speaking countries are:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Beliza
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Cameroon
  • Dominica
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

English is the most widespread and popular language in the world, with an approximate 20%-24% of the world's population able to speak English.