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201 distribution of English-speakers (Miscellany - alt.usage.english)




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This article is from the alt.usage.english FAQ, by Mark Israel misrael@scripps.edu with numerous contributions by others.

201 distribution of English-speakers (Miscellany - alt.usage.english)


From the Encyclopaedia Britannica 1995 yearbook, Bob Cunningham
estimated the number of mother-tongue English-speakers in the world
at 326,652,000, of whom 69% live in the United States.

Information on the distribution of English-speakers throughout
the world can be found at:
<http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/lookup?ENG>
and in the CIA World Fact Book:
<http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/nsolo/wfb-all.htm>

 

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