As a language that is used all over the world, English is a fascinating subject of study. In the modern world, English is, aside from communication, used in education, print and digital media, business and in running governments. Here are a few facts about one of the most widely spoken and understood languages in the world:
- 20% of the world’s population speak English. With a global population of 7 billion, that’s about 1.4 billion people.
- About 4,000 words are added yearly to the English language. These words are compiled in a body of work known as the Oxford Corpus.