English has become the fastest growing and widely spoken language in the world. I don’t think the survival of anybody is possible, nowadays, in business world. English is even a medium of instruction in our educational institutes, and is given high preference for seeking the right kind of job. Our culture, civilization, and administrative system—all are incomplete without having some individuals, expert of English language. Not only the native countries, but also the non native nations have made this language a necessary part of their lives. Let us see the article of today. It is top 10 best non native English speaking countries in the world in 2015.
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Egypt’s approximate English speaking population is 28,102,311. Here English is one of the most common languages besides the native languages. In this country, the majority of the road plates are in English as well as Arabic language. Talking about the business, Egyptians stay connected with the outside world, talking in English only.
Malaysia is another non native country with many English speakers. It is situated in Southeast Asia, consisting of thirteen states and three federal territories. The country is spread in an area of 329,847 square kilometers. Here the approximate number of English speakers is 28,560,240, a survey report. Not only at individual level, but also government and media level, English is the major language.
Germany is not behind the race of having many individuals, expert in English language. The total number of people speaking English in Germany is 51,544,000, out of which around 275,504 use it as their first tongue, while others speak English for professional communications. German is the native language of this country. But people here, willingly or unwillingly, speak English as well.
In Philippines the total number of English speakers is 52,592,884. Out of them, around 36,934 use it as their first language. This country follows strict rules and regulations. About a century ago, American, as the colonial power, brought English to this land, and now it has become a part of business, and educational fields.
Bangladesh is yet another non native English speaking country. The approximate strength of English speakers in Bangladesh is 27,398,158 and all of them use it as an additional language, which means, they only speak their native language in personal lives. English is commonly spoken at schools, colleges, offices, and at government level for international level communication. For most of the jobs in Bangladesh, there is an extreme demand of highly qualified English speaking graduates and post-graduates.
In Nigeria, the strength of English speakers is around 77,000,000 out of which around 4,000,000 individuals use English as their first language. In schools and colleges, as well as offices, the medium of communication is English. This is the language which is mostly used for delivering lectures in classes. Almost all the transactions of government and non-government level in Nigeria are done in English language only.
4. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is an island country, situated off the coast of South India, in South Asia. Till 1972, this has been famous with the name of Ceylon. Sri Lanka is bordered with India from the northwest side and with Maldives from southwest side. We can call Sri Lanka to be diverse country of the Sinhalese, Sri Lankans, Moors, Indian Tamils, and the aboriginal Vedda. The country has a history of international engagement, which is why, English is one of the most spoken languages here. The approximate number of people, speaking English in Sri Lanka is 94,680,000.
Pakistan is one of the major and largest countries to have many English speaking individuals. The approximate number of English speakers in Pakistan is 99,695,000. The native language of this country is ‘Urdu’, but English is a strong medium of communication in universities, offices, and for international business or personal communications. There are different styles of speaking English in Pakistan. Some individuals speak like natives. All instructions in educational institutions are in English and Urdu.
China is a sovereign state of East Asia. It is one of the most populated counties in the world. With the passage of time, China has strengthened its economical and financial system. The country has more than 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities, and two self-governing administrative regions. Most of the people in China are professionals, whether they are males or females. For the communication, English is a major medium. The approximate strength of English speakers in China is 59,640,000 out of which 51,000,000 use it as their first language.
India is the biggest, and major non native country with most English speakers; their approximate strength is 125,246,44. Out of it, around 216,449 individuals use English as their first language like Bollywood stars, students and businessmen. Since the days of colonialism, English has been a language of administration and politics in India. Most of the subjects at schools, colleges, and universities are taught in this international language. Other than this, for social media usage, and business conversation with international clients, English speaking is mandatory.
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