English-Speaking Countries Quiz

Name the countries where more than 50% speak English as a first language.
From various sources including Wikipedia and Ethnologue
Includes speakers of English creoles (marked in red)
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Last updated: July 29, 2019
First submittedJune 7, 2010
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Country
99
Barbados
99
Jamaica
99
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
99
St. Kitts and Nevis
98
Grenada
95
Trinidad and Tobago
92
United Kingdom
90
Antigua and Barbuda
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Country
90
Guyana
90
Ireland
85
New Zealand
79
United States
75
Bahamas
73
Australia
70
Belize
57
Canada
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Level ∞
Jul 28, 2019
I redid this quiz because the Wikipedia source I used originally was inaccurate. The percentages listed should be considered estimates.
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Level 74
Jul 28, 2019
Surprised to discover that in St Lucia, a British Commonwealth country, French Creole is the majority-spoken language.
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Level 81
Jul 28, 2019
Colonies get traded. Just look at the Falklands.
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Level 72
Jul 29, 2019
I looked. Nothing to see there.
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Level 76
Jul 29, 2019
Falklands was more of a "Tag, it's mine" game between the British, Spanish, and Argentinians until the British thought to set up an actual colony there.
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Level 80
Jul 29, 2019
Just look at "Death in Paradise".
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Level 81
Nov 16, 2019
You may act all rufty and tufty until all those penguins feel insulted.
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2019
Got them all except the UK. Where I am.
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Level 68
Jul 29, 2019
I forgot America. Ashamed. Very ashamed.
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Level 49
Aug 21, 2019
But they don't really speak English. (Joke)
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Level 23
Jul 29, 2019
I really doubt that ten percent of Ireland do not speak English as a first language.
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2019
Irish Gaelic + immigrant languages I'd imagine...
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2019
Ireland is not the same as uk you know, english is the adopted language not the original. Though it has near completely overshadowed gaeilge (irish) not many native speakers left only a few regions
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Level 64
Aug 21, 2019
There are not that many people in Ireland (I think the population is a little under five million), so you only need 500,000 people to account for that 10%. Between immigrants and people whose first language is Irish, I'd think it's a very reasonable number to attain.
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Level 68
Aug 21, 2019
It's about 6,600,000.
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Level 59
Aug 21, 2019
Lilylee - 4.8m in the Republic of Ireland, 6.6m on the island of Ireland
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Level 75
Aug 21, 2019
In the 1960s it was under 3 million. Now almost 5 million. In 1841 it was 8 million.
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Level 39
Aug 21, 2019
The majority of this quiz is in the Caribbean:)
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Level 52
May 29, 2020
No, I think it's on my computer.
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Level 36
Aug 21, 2019
I really thought more African countries were English speaking
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Level 59
Aug 21, 2019
Not many where it is spoken as a first language, but quite a lot where it is used as a lingua franca or one of many official languages.
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Level 43
Aug 21, 2019
Guyana and Belize are in the heart of Latin America. But glad I knew guys in the Army from those places. They were British enclaves in mainland Latin America. A lot of people don't know that.
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Level 59
Aug 21, 2019
Where is Malta?
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Level 75
Aug 21, 2019
In the Mediterranean.
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Level 71
Sep 23, 2019
Just above Africa.
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Level 81
Nov 16, 2019
Milk balls?
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Level 28
Aug 21, 2019
Do they not Speak english in South Africa? I think they do
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Level 75
Aug 21, 2019
First language. Afrikaans in South Africa and many native ethnic languages. Try the other quiz mentioned, "English Speaking Countries" as opposed to first language on this quiz.
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Level 55
Aug 21, 2019
I kept looking for other Caribbean countries when I fdound out that I missed Australia and New Zealand.
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Level 53
Aug 21, 2019
Me too except I only overlooked Australia. Got so hooked up on trying to remember all the Caribbean islands
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Level 17
Nov 2, 2019
Same here. I thought for sure the one I'd missed would be a Caribbean island or a singular African country that made it on here. But nope. Australia. I guess when I typed in New Zealand I assumed I'd already done Australia, but apparently not.
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Level 28
Sep 22, 2019
I did quite well on the Caribbean countries, missing only Grenada--and I considered it, but then assumed it was more likely Spanish. But I forgot Ireland!!! So BAD of me, especially considering I'm of partial Irish heritage.
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Level 17
Nov 3, 2019
I thought that english was the official langauge of Nigeria, and most countries in Europe speak english as a 2nd language, I don't know anyone who doesn't speak english
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2019
At home??
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Level 45
Nov 12, 2019
For my own curiosity, why are some of the percentage backrounds red and some white?
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Level 77
Nov 14, 2019
"Includes speakers of English creoles (marked in red)"
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Level 42
Nov 24, 2019
i. forgot. canada.
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Level 39
Feb 20, 2020
I was focusing on the Caribbean countries that I didn't know and forgot Ireland and Canada. *facepalm*
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Level 48
Mar 17, 2020
Don't they speak English in all the former British colonies in Africa? i.e. Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, etc..
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
They do a lot in those countrires, at the top though it states; "Name the countries where more than 50% speak English as a first language."
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Level 33
May 25, 2020
malta?
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Level 60
Jun 15, 2020
Hey, all these countries except maybe one have also experienced genocide. Probably a just coincidence, though.
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Level 27
Jun 15, 2020
And what about the island of Dominica? I'll do some research, but when I was there most folks spoke English.