Monday, 6 October 2008

English is all around

Why is English all around? Let's see:

English is an Indo-European, West Germanic language originating in England, and is the first language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Anglophone Caribbean. It is used extensively as a second language and as an official language throughout the world, especially in Commonwealth countries and in many international organizations. (Wikipedia).

This map shows the countries in which English is an official or de facto official language (red areas). Click here to see a detailed listing.

For more information, click on this link and on the Wikipedia.

This link also offers interesting and detailed information about the countries where English is spoken.

Finally, take this quiz: Where did the English language come from?

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