Quick note on English speakers

According to wikipedia there are almost twice as many people with English as first language in the US as in the rest of the world. Not that surprising really.

3/4 of the rest live in Canada, the United Kingdom or Australia.

Surprisingly few Canadians have English as a first language, or only 17 out of 33 million. 25M to speak it as one of their main languages though. The majority of the remaining 8M speak French only, as 98% of Canadians speak either English or French)

Only 28 million people outside these four countries have English as a first language, or less than 10% of the total. This includes all English-speaking African and Caribbean countries as well as Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and other moderately populated countries.


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