What is the 2nd most common language in the UK?
Scots. Scots is the second most spoken language in the UK with around 1.5 million speakers in Scotland.
What are the top 3 languages spoken in England?
Top twenty languages spoken in England and Wales
- English (English or Welsh if in Wales). 92.3%
- Polish, 1.0%
- Panjabi, 0.5%
- Urdu, 0.5%
- Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya), 0.4%
- Gujarati, 0.4%
- Arabic, 0.3%
- French, 0.3%
Is French spoken in London?
Over 250 languages are spoken in London, making the capital the most linguistically diverse city in the world. In a survey of 850,000 children in London schools the question about first language spoken at home was asked.
How many Brits speak a second language?
62% of people surveyed can’t speak any other language apart from English. 38% of Britons speak at least one foreign language, 18% speak two and only 6% of the population speak three or more.
What is USA second language?
The second most common language spoken in the United States after English is Spanish.
Is English the only language in England?
Official native languages
English is spoken across the UK, but it is not the only native official language. You may also hear: Welsh in Wales. Gaelic and Scots in Scotland.
Why does the UK speak English?
The English language is a result of the invasions of the island of Britain over many hundreds of years. The invaders lived along the northern coast of Europe. The first invasions were by a people called Angles about one thousand five hundred years ago. The Angles were a German tribe who crossed the English Channel.
Why is English not the official language of England?
England is in a unique — and some have argued disadvantageous — situation. Though by far the biggest nation within the United Kingdom, it has no parliament. It therefore does not have an official language.