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 List of countries by English speaking population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of countries of the world sorted by the number of English speaking population in that country.
List of countries where English is an official language
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. /wiki/List_of_countries_by_English_speaking_population   (147 words)

 english speaking countries
English is spoken all over the Commonwealth either as a native or an official language, and the British monarch is the symbolic head of the association.
English is part of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
British colonialism in the 19th century and American capitalism and technological progress in the 20th century were undoubtely the main causes for the spread of English throughout the world. /esc.html   (1124 words)

 List of countries where English is an official language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where English is an official language, in order of population.
The status of English as a country's official language does not necessarily correlate with the number of English-speakers in that country.
English in the U.S. and UK is de facto only; these nations have no official language. /wiki/English-speaking_countries   (225 words)

 English Speaking Countries
English is either an official language or is spoken by a significant portion of the population in the following countries.
Countries with the Highest Incidence of Lung Cancer
Countries with the Highest Incidence of Breast Cancer /english.html   (74 words)

Not only do people who speak English as a second language outnumber those for whom it is their native tongue, but the populations of the second-language countries are growing much faster than those of the old English-speaking world.
English speakers are not only struggling to compete against colleagues from other countries but against their multilingual fellow citizens too Cities in the US, Canada the UK and Australia are full of immigrants and their children who speak other lan guages.
English will become part of their everyday lives, as it already is today in Norway, Holland or Zimbabwe. /~jmatthew/articles/worldeng.html   (1556 words)

English is a system of communication, and highly germane to it is what or who speakers of English care to communicate with, and about what.
They may or may not have been asked in a national census or other poll about their competence in English or other languages; they may or may not have had any formal schooling in English; their assessment of their ability to speak English may or may not be accurate.
"English" refers to a family of languages and dialects the most widely spoken of which is standard American English, and which have a common origin in England -- though not all varieties of English, either, are mutually intelligible. /~jmatthew/articles/Whatglobal.html   (6150 words)

 Pidjin & Creole Spelling
It would be more in the interests of progress in a country such as Papua New Guinea, if standard English were the lingua franca for the tribes with their hundreds of different languages because of its international, educational and completely supra-tribal value.
In the past, when no English pidgin had a recognised orthographies of its own, on occasions when they appeared in print they were given 'etymological spelling', that is, based on the conventional English spelling of the original English words.
Tok Pisin and Motu, the Port Moresby trade language, have rapidly overtaken English as the major languages for government, education and the media, although schools still struggle with English. /vangogh/555/Spell/pidjin.htm   (2701 words)

 Bases of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church » Background Information »
In some countries where Churches have retained the public status, it has been reduced to collecting taxes for their upkeep by the public fiscal administration and recognising church baptism and marriage records as valid legally as civil status certificates registered by public administrative bodies.
In these cases, the Church is separated from State not because of the multiconfessionalism of the population, but because the State identifies itself with a particular anti-Christian or altogether anti-religious ideology, making it pointless to speak about its neutrality towards religion and even its purely secular nature.
In the contemporary state, citizens participate in the government of the country by voting. /page/3/14.aspx   (19141 words)

 Wetlands and climate change: Ramsar and the UNFCCC
Increased demand for agricultural land associated with population growth continues to be a significant cause of wetland loss in some parts of the world.
Further guidance was provided requesting the GEF to provide funding to developing country Parties to implement adaptation measures to countries vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
Countries that invest in maintaining and strengthening their capacities to integrate and manage uncertainty are likely to be much more able to adapt to climate change than others. /key_unfccc_bkgd.htm   (11508 words)

 CHURCH FATHERS: Ecclesiastical History, Book II (Sozomen)
He enacted that part of the funds levied from tributary countries should be forwarded by the various cities to the bishops and clergy, wherever they might be domiciled, and commanded that the law enjoining this gift should be a statute forever.
The object of this ancient Roman law was to increase the population of Rome and the subject people, which had been much reduced in numbers by the civil wars, not a long while before this law.
That this was the case can be proved by referring to the dates affixed to these laws, and to the lists of the legislators. /fathers/26021.htm   (9854 words)

Germanicus upon this was seized with an eager longing to pay the last honour to those soldiers and their general, while the whole army present was moved to compassion by the thought of their kinsfolk and friends, and, indeed, of the calamities of wars and the lot of mankind.
On the next day of the Senate's meeting much was said against the luxury of the country by Quintus Hat
The troops were then marched to the furthest frontier of the Bructeri, and all the country between the rivers Amisia and Luppia was ravaged, not far from the forest of Teutoburgium where the remains of Varus and his legions were said to lie unburied. /halsall/ancient/tacitus-annals.txt   (20959 words)

The 910 deaths in judicial custody reported to the NHRC during the year, occurring in a prison population of approximately 279,000 persons, many of whom are held for years, include a large proportion of deaths from natural causes that in some cases were aggravated by poor prison conditions (see Section 1.a.).
The country's economic problems are compounded by population growth of 1.7 percent annually with a population of more than 1 billion.
In general, religious minorities in the northern area of the country claim that the regional governments' attitudes toward their communities have deteriorated since the BJP assumed power in 1998, and are concerned that attacks on religious minorities no longer appear to be confined to Gujarat and Orissa. /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/sa/8230.htm   (20477 words)

 Latino Resources
One in eight persons in the U.S. are of Hispanic origin, a vibrant community of people from 19 countries, representing all races and many religions.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - in English
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. /hispanic/overview.asp   (672 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Africa - Overview
As a result of their respective colonial histories, these countries are divided into French and English-speaking states.
The remaining countries are Libya and finally Egypt occupying the north-east corner of Africa and having an extension across the Gulf of Suez into the Sinai Peninsula through which runs the Suez Canal physically cutting off the continent of Africa from the Middle East.
Moving from west to east are the three countries which form the Maghreb region, the Kingdom of Morocco which has laid claim to the state of Western Sahara (Sahrawi Republic), a former Spanish colony on its southern border, and the republics of Algeria, and Tunisia. /cyaf.htm   (1671 words)

 The 30 Most Spoken Languages in the World (
You refer to the popularity of english as a blip on the historical scale, which is either disingenuous or silly-there has never been a language that had the global reach that english has today.
English is disproportionately the language of science: about 2/3 of the world's scientific papers are in English.
It wouldn't suprise me if english moved into first place if that were the case. /info?id=14hk   (7011 words)

 Nations Online - Countries of the World
Listed by Continents, the countries, population and the capital cities.
In this list you will find the Population of countries around the world, the most populous countries and countries with the highest population density.
List of two letter code (ISO alpha-2) and the three letter code (ISO alpha-3) as well as the FIPS 10-4 code for countries, dependencies, and other areas. /oneworld/countries.html   (334 words)

 US Census Press Releases
The percentage of the Hispanic population that was foreign-born in 2002.
The percentage of the Hispanic population 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2003, up from 9 percent a decade earlier.
The estimated Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2003, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest race or ethnic minority. /Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/002270.html   (849 words)

 Daniel W. Drezner
He argues that countries need a history of building liberty and an income per head of at least $5,000 if they are to begin sustaining liberal democracy.
One study has found this to hold for the post-communist countries (click here for more) and there is no reason to believe that the effect is limited to that region.
I strongly suspect that France has grossly miscalculated the administration's willingness to act regardless of what transpires at the Security Council this week. /2003_03_02_drezner_archive.html   (7359 words)

 Judaism and Jewish Resources - Andrew Tannenbaum
Speaking of which (and not really related unless you consider the similarity between cholent and haggis) you might also want to check out the report on the annual Rabbi Burns Night at the University of Edinburgh's Jewish Society.
Babylon translates from English to Hebrew (and from English to other languages) when you click a word on your PC screen.
Aurora is a web portal for the Spanish speaking Jewish world, with information in Spanish as well as English and Hebrew. /trb/judaism.html   (7783 words)

Yet a fraction of the country cries over the death of one single individual in Arlington, VA. White supremacists and Christian fundamentalist expect a "good" successor to William Hubbs Rehnquist, praised by his November 2000 Protégé (and pro-life+pro-death-penalty pal*) King Dubya for "improving the delivery of justice for the American people".
I don't need W to speak directly to the people of Iran the same way he did with the people of Irak right before invading their country.
The freedom of being either with him or against him, the freedom of facing the consequences, the freedom of either being a good Amerikan citizen/churchgoer or abandoning all rights and dignity, the freedom of contributing to the economic domination of the Liberator or undergoing boycott and pressure.   (11444 words)

 Regents' Testing Program
Following is a complete list of the essay topics approved for use on the Regents' Test.
Should English be the standard language in public schools, or should schools be required to offer classes in the language a student speaks at home?
Why have the Southern states been gaining population in the last two decades? /~wwwrtp/topics.htm   (8905 words)

 Surfing and Site Guide - Internet World Stats
The assignment of countries or areas to specific groupings is for statistical convenience and does not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories by the United Nations or by this web page.
This alphabetical country list has been enhanced with the symbol for each country or region, the current number of Internet users and the IP Count.
At present IWS has stats for over 233 countries and selected regions of the world. /surfing.htm   (3194 words)

 Article: Reasons for Success in International E-Commerce: Speaking the Customer's Language
There's a big world outside of English-speaking countries, and if companies don't translate their Website, they pave the way for aggressive competition for international business from other countries.
They brag that without any translation to their Website, they already have 20% of their traffic from other countries (which usually means English-speaking countries).
Today, there are only 7 countries where English is the primary language spoken, some half a billion people, and where the combined economies represent 30% of the world's economy. /eng/ed/art/reasonsforglobal.html   (576 words)

 German American Contributions to Mainstream Culture
The class period begins with a discussion of "traces of German influence." Begin by listing on the blackboard or on butcher paper German words adopted from the German language into English.
Immigrants from the German-speaking countries brought with them their names, their language, customs and traditions, which were largely unknown in North America.
According to The 1990 Census: German-Americans are the largest ethic group in the U.S., with 59,947,374 persons or 23.3% of the U.S. population claiming some form of German ancestry. /kade/nameword/nameword.html   (2287 words)

 Stallman's Speech at Model Engineering College About Software Patent Dangers
I saw a supreme court decision from something like 1954 which had a long list of patents that were invalidated by the Supreme Court starting in the 1800's.
I was speaking of something of vital interest to every programmer which is to be free to write programs and not get sued for having written them as long as you wrote them yourself.
However, practically speaking, in many patent offices the criterion is unobvious to somebody with an IQ of fifty. /philosophy/stallman-mec-india.html   (15692 words)

 World Internet Usage Statistics by Language
Tallying the number of speakers of the world's languages is an increasingly complex task, particularly with the push in many countries to teach English in their public schools.
Wikiverse list of the official languages of sovereign countries.
David Graddol estimated a total of 750 million L1 (first or native language) plus L2 (second or nth language) speakers of English in his /stats7.htm   (420 words)

 Serbia and Montenegro
The Kosovo Judicial and Prosecutorial Council submitted a list of 42 recommended judicial candidates to the Kosovo Assembly (19 Albanians, 21 Serbs, 1 Bosniak, and 1 Gorani); however, the Kosovo Assembly failed to submit its list of recommended candidates to the SRSG, so the SRSG appointed the 42 candidates without the Assembly's endorsement.
The country served as a transit country, and to a lesser extent a country of origin and a destination country, for trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Often women knowingly went to work as prostitutes and later, once they left their country of origin and were in the hands of traffickers, discovered that they were prisoners. /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27874.htm   (20325 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Africa - Overview
As a result of their respective colonial histories, these countries are divided into French and English-speaking states.
The remaining countries are Libya and finally Egypt occupying the north-east corner of Africa and having an extension across the Gulf of Suez into the Sinai Peninsula through which runs the Suez Canal physically cutting off the continent of Africa from the Middle East.
North of the Sahara Desert lie 5 predominantly Muslim countries all bordering on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. /cyaf.htm   (20325 words)

 An MBendi Profile: Africa - Overview
As a result of their respective colonial histories, these countries are divided into French and English-speaking states.
The remaining countries are Libya and finally Egypt occupying the north-east corner of Africa and having an extension across the Gulf of Suez into the Sinai Peninsula through which runs the Suez Canal physically cutting off the continent of Africa from the Middle East.
North of the Sahara Desert lie 5 predominantly Muslim countries all bordering on the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. /land/af/p0005.htm   (20325 words)

 Languages in the United States - the free encyclopedia
The Spanish language is the second-most common languagein the country, spoken by about 28.1 million people (or 10.7% of the population) in 2000.The United States is the fifth country in the world in Spanish-speaking population, outnumbered only by Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia.
Hawaiian is an official language of the state of Hawaii, but has been largely displaced by English and was until recently a criticallyendangered language.
Some states, like California, have amended their constitutions to makeEnglish the only official language, but in practice, this only means that official government documents must at least bein English, and does not mean that they should be exclusively available only in English. /?t=Languages_in_the_United_States   (1158 words)

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