An estimated million people speak English around the world. Known as the global business language, there are million people on the planet who speak it as a first language and million who speak it as a second language. Read on to find out where these speakers come from — some of these countries may surprise you. Approximately million Americans speak English as a first language, while 43 million speak it as a second language. India is next on the list, with million English speakers. But only , of those speak it as a first language.
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Together, Russia and the countries of post-Soviet Central Asia have seen more of their citizens and residents travel to Syria and Iraq as foreign fighters than have any other parts of the world. Although numbers vary from source to source, roughly 8, individuals from these six countries 1 have traveled to join a host of Salafi-jihadi factions—most predominantly the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham ISIS. These battle-hardened and competent fighters serve important roles within ISIS and Al Qaeda as bombmakers, propagandists, and field commanders. They are joined by Russian speakers who quickly build that experience in combat in Syria, sometimes in groups dominated by North Caucasian and Central Asian leaders and members. In these countries, REP and TNT staff interviewed members of host-nation security services, family and community members of Russian-speaking foreign fighters, nongovernmental agencies, political officers, clergy, academia, and private business owners to gain a better perspective of Russian-speaking foreign fighters.
Russian American Population Russian American population is estimated at approximately 2. Second largest ethnic market representing Russian speaking population in USA and Canada is estimated to be about 6 million. About 1.