Friday, February 9, 2007

Fun Fact of the Day

What is the country with the largest number of English speakers?

Did you guess the United States? About ten years ago, you would have been correct. But recently the country with the most English speakers is... India!

It is believed that about one-third of the population of India can speak English, which gives us about 350 million people using English as their first or second language in that country. That's more than the populations of the U.S. and Britain combined.

Not everyone agrees with this ranking. Some cite India as being the second- or third-largest English-speaking country. Regardless of where it stands exactly, India is full of people who use English on a daily basis - in school, at work, and at home.

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