United Kingdom

United Kingdom Language Stats


English > Conversational English prevalence 10% 2000 26th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 19% 2000 4th out of 27
French status French is only spoken by about 11% of the population of Channel Islands, mainly older people. Official language. Bible 1530-1986. 2044
German > Conversational German prevalence 6% 2000 18th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 2% 2000 14th out of 27
Languages English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland) 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.139 2009 152nd out of 200
Major language(s) English 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0 2000 18th out of 27
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 1,000 2000 31st out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 0.017 2000 30th out of 30
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 0.5% 2000 31st out of 31
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 2% 2000 14th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 6% 2000 5th out of 27

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; Ethnologue; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Romani language; Wikipedia: Romani language. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.


United Kingdom Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3

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