Tag Archives: English

English Speaking Places

  • Angola (along with Portuguese)
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon (along with French)
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cook Islands (along with Maori)
  • Dominica
  • England
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guam & Northern Marianas
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong (along with Cantonese)
  • India (along with 15 other languages)
  • Ireland (along with Irish)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya (along with Kiswahili)
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho (along with Sesotho)
  • Liberia
  • Malawi (along with Chichewa)
  • Malta (along with Maltese)
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauritius (along with French)
  • Federated States Of Micronesia
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (along with Maori)
  • Nigeria
  • Palau (along with Palauan)
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines (along with Filipino)
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico (along with Spanish)
  • Rwanda (along with Kinyarwanda & French)
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Samoa (along with Samoan)
  • Scotland
  • Seychelles (along with French & Creole)
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore (along with Chinese, Malay, & Tamil)
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa (along with 10 other languages)
  • Tanzania (along with Swahili)
  • Tonga (along with Tongan)
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Uganda
  • U.S.A.
  • Vanuatu (along with Bislama & French)
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wales (along with Welsh)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

National Day

in Sri Lanka today, it is that country’s independence day, & national holiday

( the Democratic Socialist Republic Of) Sri Lanka (officially) speaks Sinhala and Tamil, though English is common too, spends Sri Lankan Rupees, & its capital is Colombo

William Smith

was born 240 years ago today, in Oxfordshire, England, a geologist and engineer, a developer of the science of stratigraphy, he is sometimes referred to as the Father Of (English) Geology, he won the first Wollaston Medal

Independence Day

in Mauritius today, it is that country’s national holiday

Mauritius (officially) speaks English, but speaking Creole, Bhojpuri, or French is more common, spends Mauritian rupees, & its capital is Port Louis

Waitangi Day

in New Zealand today, it is that country’s national holiday

New Zealand (officially) speaks English, Maori, & sign language, spends New Zealand dollars, & its capital is Wellington

free online translation dictionaries

here: http://www.freedict.com/ 

useful if trying translate from Afrikaans, Danish Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, or Swedish to English or vice versa

Republic Day

in India today, it is that country’s national holiday

India (officially) speaks Hindi & English (as well as Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Santhali, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Telugu, & Urdu) spends Indian rupees, & its capital is New Dehli

Independence Day

in Zambia today, it is that country’s national holiday

Zambia (officially) speaks English, spends Zambian Kwacha, & its capital is Lusaka

Noah Webster

born 250 years ago today, in West Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A., he compiled the American Dictionary of the English Language 180 years ago this year, in 1828

Independence Day

in Uganda today, it is that country’s national holiday

Uganda (officially) speaks English, spends Ugandan Shillings, & its capital is Kampala

Canada Day

it is today, or Fête du Canada, the national holiday for this country, a day formerly known as Dominion Day

Canada (officially) speaks English & French, spends Canadian Dollars, & its capital is Ottawa.

Free Rice

food for thought turns into thought for food as well

“FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.”


I’ve been at the website today, got to 1300 grains of rice, with my highest & current vocab level at 36