Modern English is spoken in many countries around the world. There are about 375 million nativespeakers. This makes it the second most spoken language in the world. About 220 million more people speak it as a second language and there are as many as a billion people who are learning. English has been an influence on, and has been influenced by many different languages.
Countries where English is the main language are dark blue, and countries where English is an important language are in light blue.