Although Hindi is the most widely-spoken language in India today, English remains an official language in the country and is often used in university education, and within the field of politics. Officially, just 12 percent of Indian people speak English, with many only speaking it as a second language.
Is India a majority English speaking country?
As of 2012, India claimed to have the world’s second-largest English-speaking population: the most reliable estimate is around 10% of its population (125 million people), a number that is expected to quadruple by 2022. … The United Kingdom remains the largest English-speaking country in Europe.
What is the rank of India in English speaking?
English Speaking Countries 2021
Is India’s first language English?
No, it’s not. Most Indians speak Indian languages as their first language, with most Indian English speakers speaking English as a second, third, or fourth language. Only a minority of Indians, primarily affluent and from the upper middle class, speak English as a first language.
Which country uses English the most?
Which Countries Have the Most English Speakers?
- #1 United States of America. The United States of America is the world’s largest English-speaking country. …
- #2 India. …
- #3 Pakistan. …
- #4 Philippines. …
- #5 Nigeria. …
- #6 United Kingdom. …
- (Bonus) Countries with the Highest English Proficiency. …
- #1 Netherlands.
Which English is used in India?
In theory, English speakers in India follow British English as specified in the Oxford or Longman English dictionaries. In practice, Indians use many words and phrases that don’t exist in British or American English.
How many Indians can speak English?
|Country||Eligible population||Total English speakers|
|India||1,368,737,436 (2021)||14.18 (2021)|
Where is Indian English spoken?
English is used by the Indian government for some communication as a supplement to Hindi, the country’s “official language of the Union”, enshrined in the Constitution.
|Region||South Asia (Indian Subcontinent)|
|Native speakers||~260,000 (2011) L2 speakers: ~200 million L3 speakers: ~46 million|