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List of countries by English speaking population
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List of countries by English speaking population

The following is a list of all world countries with English as an official language, in order of population:

  1. India
  2. United States (de facto only; the USA has no official language)
  3. Nigeria
  4. Philippines
  5. United Kingdom
  6. South Africa
  7. Canada
  8. Kenya
  9. Uganda
  10. Ghana
  11. Sri Lanka
  12. Australia
  13. Cameroon
  14. Zimbabwe
  15. Malawi
  16. Zambia
  17. Sierra Leone
  18. Papua New Guinea
  19. Singapore
  20. New Zealand
  21. Republic of Ireland
  22. Liberia
  23. Jamaica
  24. Namibia
  25. Lesotho
  26. Botswana
  27. The Gambia
  28. Mauritius
  29. Swaziland
  30. Trinidad and Tobago

Note, however, that the status of English as a country's official language does not necessarily correlate with the number of English-speakers in that country. This is especially true for India and many African nations, and to a smaller extent for the Philippines.

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