2008/11/29 michael west <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

> What languages are spoken in the United Kingdom?
>
>
>  Afrikaans <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaans> and 
> Dutch<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_language> Approximately
> 400,000
> South African-British <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African-British>and 
> Dutch
> British <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_people_in_the_United_Kingdom>
> Arabic <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic> Up to 700,000
> British Arab <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Arab> - British 
> Iranian<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Iranian>,
> British Iraqi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Iraqi>, British
> Moroccans <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Moroccans>, British 
> Yemeni<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Yemeni>
> Bengali <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengali_language> (standard Bangla) Over
> 300,000
> British Asian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian> - Bangladeshis
> (1st language 5%) and Indians  
> Cantonese<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantonese_language>
>
> British Chinese <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Chinese>  Various 
> Caribbean
> languages<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Languages_of_the_Caribbean>
>
> British 
> Caribbeans<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_African-Caribbean_community>
> French <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_language> Approximately over 1
> million
> French 
> Britons<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_people_in_the_United_Kingdom>
> German <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language> 545,000 0.9% British
> Germans <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Germans>  
> Greek<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language> Up
> to 200,000 fluent or conversational 0.34% Greek 
> Britons<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Briton>  Hebrew
> & Yiddish <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_languages> Up to 100,000
> fluent or conversational
> British Jews <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Jews> and Israeli
> British <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_British>  
> Gujarati<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarati_Language>
>
> British Asians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian> - Indians
> Hindi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi_language>
>
> British Asians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian> - Indians
> Hindi <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi_language>
>
> British Asians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian> - Indians, British
> Pakistanis <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Pakistanis>  
> Hungarian<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_language> Up
> to 70,000 0.12% Hungarian 
> British<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_British>
> Kannada <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannada_language>
>
> British Asians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian> - Indians
> Lithuanian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_language>
>
> Lithuanians, Baltic 
> British<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_people_in_the_United_Kingdom>
> Malayalam <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayalam_language>
>
> British Asians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian> - Indians  
> Mandarin
> Chinese <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Chinese> Around 200,000
> fluent or conversational 0.33% British 
> Chinese<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Chinese>
> Mirpuri <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potwari_language> 
> (Potwari<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potwari>
> ) Up to 700,000 1.15% British Mirpuri Pakistanis.  
> Pashto<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashto> Around
> 200,000 fluent or conversational 0.33% British 
> Pakistanis<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Pakistanis>
> Polish <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_language> 600,000 1.0% Polish
> immigrants to the UK and Polish 
> Britons<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_British>
> Portuguese <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_language> Around
> 250,000 fluent or conversational 0.4% Portuguese 
> Britons<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Briton>,
> British Brazilians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Brazilian> and
> Cape Verdean British  Punjabi<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjabi_language>
> 1,263,000 2.1% British Asians <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian>-
> Indian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India> and 
> Pakistani<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan>
> Russian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language> 350,000 0.60% Russian
> British <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_British>, Ukrainian 
> British<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_British>and other former Soviet
> Union <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Union> countries  
> Somali<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_language>
> 200,000 0.33% British Somalis<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Somalis>
> Spanish <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language> 490,000 0.8% Spanish
> Britons <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Briton>, Colombian 
> British<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombian_British>and other Latin
> American Britons <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_American_Briton>  Sylheti
> Bengali <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylheti_language> 
> 280,000[17]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_United_Kingdom#cite_note-16>
> 0.47% British 
> Bangladeshis<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Bangladeshi>(95% of 
> population)
> Tagalog <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagalog_language> Up to 150,000
> fluent or conversational 0.23% British 
> Filipinos<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Filipino_%28United_Kingdom%29>
> Tamil <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_language> Up to 150,000 fluent
> or conversational 0.23% British 
> Asians<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian>- Indians, Sri Lankans, 
> Singaporeans
> Telugu <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_language>
>
> Indian Britons <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Britons>  
> Turkish<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_language> Up
> to 300,000 fluent or conversational 0.5% Turkish 
> Britons<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_British>
> Ukrainian <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_language> Up to 100,000
> fluent or conversational 0.15% Ukrainian 
> Britons<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_British>
>  Urdu <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu_language> 
> 400,000[18]<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_United_Kingdom#cite_note-17>
> 0.67% Pakistani <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_British> and Indian
> Britons <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Britons>
> Native languages = indigenous languages. I think that is racist.  Include
> all 100+ spoken languages in the UK.  It reminds me of the incredible voting
> system in Pakistan where non muslims are allowed to select a number of seats
> for the national assembly (1985-1999
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_of_religious_freedom_in_Pakistan#Electoral_process_for_non-Muslims)
>
> m
>
>
You missed English! :-0

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Alex
(User:Majorly)
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