Language Stats: compare key data on Italy & United Kingdom


STAT Italy United Kingdom HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 34%
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Ranked 26th.
French > Conversational French prevalence 16%
Ranked 7th.
Ranked 4th. 19% more than Italy
French status Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1530-1986. <a href=/country/fr>French</a> is only spoken by about 11% of the <a href=/graph-T/peo_pop>population</a> of Channel Islands, mainly older people. Official <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1530-1986.
German > Conversational German prevalence 5%
Ranked 22nd.
Ranked 18th. 20% more than Italy
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 1%
Ranked 18th.
Ranked 14th. Twice as much as Italy
Languages Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area) English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Linguistic diversity index 0.593
Ranked 67th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Ranked 152nd.
Major language(s) Italian English
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0
Ranked 21st.
Ranked 18th.
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 42,000
Ranked 15th. 42 times more than United Kingdom
Ranked 31st.
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 0.738
Ranked 24th. 43 times more than United Kingdom
Ranked 30th.
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 90%
Ranked 10th. 180 times more than United Kingdom
Ranked 31st.
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 0.0
Ranked 23th.
Ranked 14th.
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 11%
Ranked 3rd. 83% more than United Kingdom
Ranked 5th.

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; Ethnologue; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Romani language; Wikipedia: Romani language. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.


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