English is the third most spoken native language in the world, Chinese and Spanish being the first and second. It is the most widely learned second language and is considered the official language spoken of the world. There are more people who have learned English as a second language than there are native speakers. English is the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, The United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and it is widely spoken in some areas of the Caribbean, Africa and South Asia. It is a co-official language of the United Nations, the European Union and many other world and regional international organizations. It is the most widely spoken Germanic language, accounting for at least 70% of speakers of this Indo-European branch. English speakers are called "Anglophones".
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