hi all, i really want to know how many people or countries speak English as thier native language? and what r these countries??

thx alot
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Off the top of my head I can think of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Jamaica. I'm sure there are some more Carribbean countries as well. Also, there are probably more countries like India who use English as an official language although it's not the dominant one.
Hi I found this list on the internet.
http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blenglish.htm

English is an official language or is predominantly spoken in the following countries:

Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Beliza
Botswana
Canada
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Micronesia
Namibia
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
United States
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Some of those countries have English as official language and they have their own language as well. But I don't know in which of the countries, English is not native language for them.
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Hey I am an english student from Argentina. Your post helped me a lot. Thank you very much!
Thank you very much for your information which helps me a lot. However, there is something about which I disagree with you. For one thing, English is not the native language the Indian people speak from time immemorial, but the language they have acquired, or the language by adoption, or the one that became their official language by law. Their native language, to the best of my knowledge, is Hindi, in which the two great epics were written. Right?
According to the Ethnologue the national or official languages of India are Hindi and English. There are 22 official 'scheduled' languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Meitei, Nepali, Oriya, Eastern Panjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu. There are apparently 415 living languages.

The Ramayana and Mahabharata epics were written in the ancient Sanskrit language. As Sanskrit has a special place in Indian culture and is still much studied (rather like Latin was in Europe until quite recently) that presumably explains why it is a scheduled language.
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Hi there,i'll get straight to the point with regards to your question,as far as i know, there are only 6 countries so to say where english is the native langauge,

United States of America: Canada: United Kingdom: South Africa: Australia: & New Zealand.

There are many other countries and cities in the world where people speak english daily,but it is not

there native langauge,also many countries in the world only employ teacher's from those countries

because of their high english ability and skill.

I think you should also add Republic of Ireland to that list.
And there are areas of Canada where French is the native language.
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