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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)
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: July 29, 2019
First submittedJune 7, 2010
Times taken179,473
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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 61
Jul 28, 2019
I know you don't like nitpicking, so hopefully I'm not about to do some of that. But it seems to me that Guyana should also be in red. From the Wikipedia article on Guyana: "The vast majority of the population speaks Guyanese Creole, an English-based creole with slight African and East Indian influence, as their native tongue."
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level ∞
Jul 29, 2019
Not a nitpick at all. A simple mistake on my part that has now been fixed. Thanks.
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level 72
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 74
Jul 28, 2019
Colonies get traded. Just look at the Falklands.
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level 70
Jul 29, 2019
I looked. Nothing to see there.
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level 73
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 77
Jul 29, 2019
Just look at "Death in Paradise".
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level 74
Nov 16, 2019
You may act all rufty and tufty until all those penguins feel insulted.
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level 71
Jul 29, 2019
Got them all except the UK. Where I am.
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level 67
Jul 29, 2019
I forgot America. Ashamed. Very ashamed.
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level 45
Aug 21, 2019
But they don't really speak English. (Joke)
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level 21
Jul 29, 2019
I really doubt that ten percent of Ireland do not speak English as a first language.
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level 61
Jul 29, 2019
Irish Gaelic + immigrant languages I'd imagine...
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level 63
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 61
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 66
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 73
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 38
Aug 21, 2019
The majority of this quiz is in the Caribbean:)
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level 34
Aug 21, 2019
I really thought more African countries were English speaking
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level 58
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 34
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 57
Aug 21, 2019
Where is Malta?
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level 73
Aug 21, 2019
In the Mediterranean.
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level 71
Sep 23, 2019
Just above Africa.
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level 74
Nov 16, 2019
Milk balls?
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level 25
Aug 21, 2019
Do they not Speak english in South Africa? I think they do
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level 73
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 46
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 45
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 63
Nov 14, 2019
At home??
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level 43
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 39
Nov 24, 2019
i. forgot. canada.