Also fun fact, English is the lingua franca of New Zealand (Maori and NZ Sign Language are the 2 official languages of NZ)
i forgot Spanish
Of course many more countries have English as one of the official languages but not primary.
They call Tagalog as Filipino given that the latter should only refer to the entire Nation, while the former should only refer to Manila and nearby areas only. Same with Cebuano, as they call it Visayan given that the word 'Visayan' originally exclusively refers to the people of Panay Island where i came from, that happens to be non-Cebuano speakers but speaks Aklanon, Karay-a, and Hiligaynon.
Binisaya, Bisaya, Visayan are the people, and Visayas is the group of all the islands i mentioned.
According to Wikipedia, there are 20-21 million Somali people. That makes for more native Somali speakers than Serbo-Croatian.
Source for number of Somalis worldwide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalis
But I guess that when it comes to African languages, these always seem to be neglected or forgotten.
aside: if anyone wants to see the 130 or so countries I have never set foot in before there's a map in my profile now.
A, eh? B, eh? C, eh? D, eh?...
...even though I speak Japanese.
That's wrong population of the US is 320 million
Population of UK is 65 million
Population of Canada is 35 million
Population of Australia is 23 million
Population of New Zealand is 8 million
Population of Ireland is 5 million
Should be 456 million native English speakers
India is definitely leading
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