Saturday, June 20, 2015
More people speak English than Hindi?! More people speak Portuguese than Russian? Only 225M people in the US speak English? What the...!
Portuguese vs. Russian: that's South America's distortion on Portuguese, I'm sure. Brazil's population alone is pretty darned big. The 225M US English speakers is "native speakers", which I take to mean first language/primary language. English vs. Hindi surprised me, too. French surprised me by how small it was, and then there's Telegu, which I'd never even heard of!