Number of Internet English Speakers, and Next Most Common Language?

How many people on the internet speak English as a first or second

langauge, and what is the size of the next largest language group?



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  1. Dear clayshirky-ga:

    According to the most recent statistics (Nov 2001) from the United

    States Internet Council, there are 225 million English speakers on the

    internet, which comprises 45% of the Internet population. The detailed

    break downs of the language groups, however, is not available from

    public sources. The "State of the Internet" report must be purchased

    from the United States Internet Council at:

    http://www.usic.org/

    However, GlobalReach (http://www.glreach.com) offers a global internet

    statistics webpage by language. According to that page, 40%, or 228

    million people on the internet speak english. The size of the next

    largest language group is Chinese, at 9.8% and 55.5 million. The full

    chart is available on line here:

    http://www.glreach.com/globstats/

    Google Search Terms:

    language statistics internet

    ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=language+statistics+internet

    I hope this was what you're looking for. If any of the above

    information was not clear, please don't hesitate to ask for a

    clarification. I would be more than happy to assist you further.

    Best Regards,

    blader-ga

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