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    Terms

  • Native Language- the language you learned at home with your family when you were small.

  • Official Language- the language that is used in official documents, spoken on the radio and on television.

  • Second Language - language you learn because you have to live in the country where the language is spoken.

  • Foreign Language - languages spoken abroad, a language you can choose to study at school.


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    Dialects

  • American

  • Australian

  • British

  • Canadian

  • Standard

  • New Zealand

  • Others (Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe)


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  • Anglikaans/Anglicaans

  • Anglonorsk

  • Arablish

  • Benglish

  • Chinglish

  • Deutschlish/Gerlish

  • Dutchlish

  • Eurolish

  • Franglais/Frenglish

  • Hindlish/Hinglish

  • Indonglish

  • Inglish

  • Italglish

  • Japlish/Janglish

  • Manglish

  • Minglish

  • Punglish

  • Russlish

  • Singlish

  • Spanglish

  • Swedlish

  • Taglish

  • Tamlish

  • Wenglish

  • Yinglish


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    English-Speaking Countries

  • North America:
  • Country
    Language
    Alaska
    English
    United States
    English
    Canada
    French

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  • Central America:
  • Country
    Language
    Anguilla
    English
    The Bahamas
    English
    Barbados
    English
    Belize
    English
    Bermuda
    English
    Cayman Islands
    English
    Dominica
    English
    Grenada
    English and French patois
    Jamaica
    English, Creole
    Montserrat
    English
    Puerto Rico
    Spanish, English
    Saint Lucia
    English
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    English
    St. Vincent and Grenadines
    English
    Trinidad and Tobago
    English, Hindi, French,Spanish, Chinese
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    English
    British Virgin Islands
    Town English
    Virgin Islands
    English, Spanish and Creole

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  • South America:
  • Country
    Language
    Guyana
    English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
    Falkland Islands
    English

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  • Europe:
  • Country
    Language
    United Kingdom:England
    English
    United Kingdom:Scotland
    English, Scottish Gaelic
    United Kingdom:Wales
    Welsh
    United Kingdom:Northern Ireland (Ulster)
    English, Gaelic
    The Republic of Ireland (Eire)(Note: does not belong to the UK)
    English, Gaelic
    Malta
    English, Maltese
    Gibraltar
    English,Spanish, Italian, Russian Portuguese

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  • Africa:
  • Country
    Language
    Botswana
    English, Setswana
    Cameroon
    English, French + 24 major African language groups
    The Gambia
    English, Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
    Ghana
    English, African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)
    Kenya
    English , Kiswahili , numerous indigenous languages
    Lesotho
    English, Sesotho (southern Sotho),, Zulu, Xhosa
    Liberia
    English, some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence
    Malawi
    English,Chichewa
    Mauritius
    English, Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bojpoori
    Namibia
    English, Afrikaans, German ,indigenous languages (Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)
    Nigeria
    English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani
    Rwanda
    French, English
    St Helena
    English
    Seychelles
    English, French, Creole
    Sierra Leone
    English, Mende, Temne , Krio (English-based Creole)
    South Africa
    11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
    Swaziland
    English, Siswati
    Tanzania
    Kiswahili or Swahili, English
    Uganda
    English, Ganda or Luganda ,other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
    Zambia
    English, major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages
    Zimbabwe
    English, Shona, Sindebele

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  • Asia:
  • Country
    Language
    Bahrain
    Arabic, also English, Persian (Farsi), Urdu
    Bangladesh
    Bengali(Bangla), English
    Brunei
    Malay, English, and Chinese
    India
    English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali(Bangla), Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam,Konkani, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, and others (Indo-European):Hindustani, Bihari, Rajasthani, Bhili, (Dravidian):Gondi, Kurukh, Oraon, Kui, Tulu, (Munda):Santali, Ho, Korku, Savara(Sora), Bodo, Garo, Meithei, Lushei, and Khasi, and Burushaski
    Jordan
    Arabic, (also English among upper-class)<
    Kuwait
    Arabic (also English)
    Lebanon
    Arabic, French, Armenian, Assyrian, (also English)
    Malaysia
    Malay, Chinese, Tamil, and many tribal languages, (also English)
    Maldives
    Dhivehi(Maldivian), (also English in Government)
    Myanmar (Burma)
    Burmese(Birmano), Karen, Shan, Mon, Chin, Kachin(Chingpaw), Palaung, Wa(Kawa), (also English)
    Pakistan
    Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashtu, Siraiki, Baluchi, Brahui, Hindko, Burushaski, English, and others
    Philippines
    Pilipino(Tagalog), English, Ilocano, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Samaran, Bikol, Pampangan, Pangasinan, Igorot, Maranao
    Singapore
    Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English
    Sri Lanka
    Sinhala(Sinhalese), Tamil, (also English in Gov't)
    Thailand
    Thai, Chinese, and Malay, Mon, Khmer, Karen, Miao(Meo), (also English used among the elite)
    United Arab Emirates
    Arabic, Persian(Farsi), Indian languages, and English

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  • Australia & Oceania:
  • Country
    Language
    Australia
    English
    Fiji
    English, Fijian, Hindi
    Kiribati
    English, I-Kiribati
    Marshall Islands
    English, Marshallese
    Micronesia
    English
    Nauru
    Nauruan, English
    New Zealand ori
    English, Ma
    Palau
    English, Palauan
    Papua New Guinea
    English, Pidgin English, Motu, local dialects
    Solomon Islands
    English, Pidgin English, Melenesian and Polynesian languages
    Tonga
    English, Tongan
    Tuvalu
    English, Tuvaluan
    Vanuatu
    English and French, Bislama, local dialects
    Western
    Samoan, English

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