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Language Stats: compare key data on Netherlands & United Kingdom

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STAT Netherlands United Kingdom HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 90%
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than United Kingdom
10%
Ranked 26th.
French > Conversational French prevalence 29%
Ranked 3rd. 53% more than United Kingdom
19%
Ranked 4th.
German > Conversational German prevalence 71%
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom
6%
Ranked 18th.
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 2%
Ranked 13th. The same as United Kingdom
2%
Ranked 14th.
Languages Dutch (official), Frisian (official) English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Linguistic diversity index 0.389
Ranked 104th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
0.139
Ranked 152nd.
Major language(s) Dutch English
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0
Ranked 14th.
0.0
Ranked 18th.
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 3,000
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
1,000
Ranked 31st.
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 0.188
Ranked 27th. 11 times more than United Kingdom
0.017
Ranked 30th.
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 90%
Ranked 5th. 180 times more than United Kingdom
0.5%
Ranked 31st.
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 0.0
Ranked 21st.
2%
Ranked 14th.
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 5%
Ranked 6th.
6%
Ranked 5th. 20% more than Netherlands

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; 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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