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%.
There are less than 2000 native speakers, and about 27,000 total speakers. All native speakers also speak English.
As of 2011 it is estimated that there are more than 400 million native speakers, and more than 500 million total speakers of Spanish.
As of 2014, about 22.3% of the population of Canada speak French as their native language.
English is the most widely spoken language in the world, but not with the most native speakers; Mandarin is. English has over 2 billion speakers, and only about 400 million native speakers.Answer:It is very difficult to establish the number of people in the world who can speak English. If English language accounts only for the native speakers it would be restricted to native speakers in England.The politicization of the English language by the Imperial power during the colonial era has led to a language mix in pidgin, Hindish, Americanization, and so on.A distinction must be made between native speakers and speakers of the language.Answer:Well, I'm amazed at how people consider 'English' as American English. I'll have you know that English is derived from a Germanic language, and has slowly adapted into the modern English we know today. For the last time it is ENGLISH as in ENGLAND. Seriously, America has nothing to do with it, they just couldn't be bothered to conjure up their own language so removed the U's (added apostrophe for distinction) in several words to claim it as their own. Yes, even more people in China and India have more English speakers than in the US, so where does America stand in this?Answer:Language continually changes, no matter what country it is located in. People who believe that Americans changed English and Brits kept it "the same" are in error. It evolved in England since the 17th Century just as it evolved in America, or the British would speak the English of Shakespeare. Furthermore, this answer cites spelling as a change, which is not technically a significant part of language.]Answer:328-350 million native speakers, in the UK, US, Canada, Australia etc. (those numbers are not right. America is 310 million, the UK is 70 million, Canada is 37 million, and there alone is 417 million)Up to 500 million total speakers and has by far the most countries with English as an official language.These are the countries that have English as an official language:Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia (Australian English), Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Canada (Canadian English), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey (Guernsey English), Guyana, Ireland (Hiberno-English), Isle of Man (Manx English), Jamaica (Jamaican English), Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand (New Zealand English), Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States. [English is not an official language of the United States]Answer:English is the second most commonly spoken language, and the most commonly spoken second language.
Approximately 500 million speak Spanish, that includes native and non-native Spanish speakers
In India, English speakers are about 10.66 % of the population, and the most spoken one (native) is Hindi.Hope This Helps :)e
English has the most speakers with approximately 2 billion speakers worldwide or 30% of the world's population. Most people mistake Mandarin for having the most speakers with 935,000,000 speakers, but Mandarin is the language with the most native speakers. English has the most speakers total. Only about 600,000,000 native speakers for English.
From the website "infoplease.com" it states that the percentage of English native speakers in America is 82%.
The same way non-native English speakers learn their language.
Non-native English speakers mix English with their native language because they don't think in English, and because of mother tongue interference.
If you are simply counting by native speakers, the population of Russian native speakers is higher than that of all other native speakers within Europe (followed by German, French, and English). However, English has effectively become a lingua franca across Europe and has the highest number of cumulative native speakers and secondary speakers across Europe.
A significant number of London's population do not have English as a first language.
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. Assuming 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.)
If you are talking about native speakers, English and Spanish are about tied. If you are talking about total speakers, then English has the most.
Telugu has about 75 million native speakers, which less than 1% of the world's population.
1st. Russian With 106,000,000 Native Speakers 2nd. German With 97,000,000 Native Speakers 3rd. French With 66,000,000 Native Speakers 4th. Italian With 65,000,000 Native Speakers 5th. English With 50,000,000 Native Speakers