Leading English Speaking Countries – By 50% English Speaking Population

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Among countries that speak English, United States of America and the United Kingdom seem to be on top of the list, but you might be astonished to learn about the only small Island country where 100% of her population speak English as their first language. English is the language for communication around the world therefore, if you want to know where your country stands check the list!



Country % English Speakers Total English Speakers As First Language As an Additional Language
USA 94.2 298,444,149 255,505,953 42,938,196
Nigeria 53 82,941,000 82,941,000
UK 97.74 63,962,000 58,972,000 5,128,000
Philippines 56.63 57,292,884 36,935 52,255,949
Germany 64 51,584,000 272,504 48,000,000
Canada 85.63 28,360,240 19,424,090 8,936,150
Australia 97.03 17,357,833 15,013,965 2,343,868
Netherlands 90 15,030,000 15,030,000
Nepal 46.49 13,896,720 20,000 876,720
Sweden, 86 8,200,000 8,200,000
Belgium 59 6,250,000 6,250,000
Israel 84.97 6,205,000 100,000 6,105,000
Austria 73 6,150,000 6,150,000
Greece 51 5,500,000 5,500,000
 Sierra Leon 83.53 4,900,000 500,000 4,400,000
Denmark 86 4,770,000 4,770,000
Switzerland 61.28 4,680,000 73,400 4,606,600
Norway 90 4,500,000 4,500,000
Republic of Ireland 98.37 4,350,000 4,122,100 237,900
Singapore 80 4,822,865 1,097,443 253,835
Ghana 66.67 18,000,000 18,000,000
New Zealand 97.82 3,673,623 3,673,623
Finland 70 3,800,000 3,800,000
Papua New Guinea 49.76 3,150,000 150,000 3,000,000
Liberia 82.67 3,100,000 600,000 2,500,000
Jamaica 97.64 2,650,000 2,600,000 50,000
Trinidad and Tobago 87.74 1,145,000 1,145,000
Slovenia 59 1,210,000 1,210,000
Guyana 90.55 680,000 650,000 30,000
Estonia 50 650,000 650,000
Cyprus 73 610,000 610,000
Suriname 87.09 410,000 260,000 150,000
Malta 89 400,000 352,000
Luxembourg 56 290,000 290,000
Bahamas 87.13 288,000 260,000 28,000
Barbados 98.57 275,000 275,000 13,000
Belize 81.65 246,000 190,000 56,000
Vanuatu 83.55 180,000 60,000 120,000
Guam 91.09 158,000 58,000 100,000
Saint Vincent and Grenadines 95 114,000 114,000
U.S. Virgin Island 95.97 113,000 98,000 15,000
Grenada 90.91 100,000 100,000
Samoa 49.86 94,000 1,000 93,000
Isle of Man 99.93 80,000 80,000
Northern Mariana Islands 83.33 70,000 5,000 65,000
Antigua and Barbuda 80 68,000 66,000 2,000
American Samoa 80.1 45,933 1,791 44,142
Federated State of Micronesia 57.66 64,000 4,000 60,000
Bermuda 96.92 63,000 63,000
Dominica 94.03 63,000 3,000 60,000
Marshall Island 98.33 60,000 60,000
St. Kitts and Nevis 78 39,000 39,000
Cayman Islands 76.6 36,000 36,000
Gibraltar 100 28,875 28,000 875
British Virgin Islands 86.96 20,000 20,000
Palau 92.5 18,500 500 18,000
Anguilla 92.5 12,000 12,000
Nauru 100 10,300 800 9,500
Montserrat 67.8 4,000 4,000