Do British understand Indian English?

Do Indians speak Queens English?

India now claims to be the world’s second-largest English-speaking country. The most reliable estimate is around 10% of its population or 125 million people, second only to the US and expected to quadruple in the next decade.

Can Indian understand English?

Between mother tongue, second and third language, the 2011 census records that over 10% of Indians reported being able to speak some English.

Which English is used in India?

Indian English is a distinct dialect of English. In theory, English speakers in India follow British English as specified in the Oxford or Longman English dictionaries. In practice, Indians use many words and phrases that don’t exist in British or American English.

Which English is used in world?

Because English is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a “world language”, the lingua franca of the modern era, and while it is not an official language in most countries, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language.

Which English is used in Canada?

Canadian English is the type of English that is used by Canadians.

Canadian English
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Do they teach English in India?

An only way out. Two states—Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland—have made English the main medium of instruction in all public and private schools. More and more states, such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi, are offering English-medium as an option in existing state schools.

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Which is first language in India?

2011 Census India

Language First language speakers Total speakers (millions)
Hindi 528,347,193 692
English 259,678 129
Bengali 97,237,669 107
Marathi 83,026,680 99