Singapore Language Stats


English status Ethnic groups which use English: Chinese 154,000, 68%; European and Eurasian 34,000, 15%; Indian 32,000, 14%; Malay 6,000, 3%. Chinese varieties and Tamil also used at home. National language. Bible 1382-1989. 1989
Languages Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% 2000
Linguistic diversity index 0.748 2009 41st out of 200
Major language(s) English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil 2013


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