India now claims to be the world’s second-largest English-speaking country. The most reliable estimate is around 10% of its population or 125 million people, second only to the US and expected to quadruple in the next decade.
Only about 30% can speak English Even if one subtracts the 25-30% who are illiterate (another matter entirely), this is still about 577-630 million.
In India, most of the people speak the language of the state they belong to. So, answering your question, unless someone has been home schooled and been kept away from social interaction with the locals, no one speaks only English in India. this represents the major languages spoken in different states.
Even though India is the 2nd largest English speaking country in the world the main reason why people have difficulty in speaking english fluently is that is it not their native language. Second Language Acquisition/Learning maybe very difficult.
Reason is some of Indian states are against Hindi particularly dravian states are opposing it because they believe that it was of aryan origin.. With the advent of British western education has its roots in India which was taught in English. So in order to pursue this secular education they began to speak in English..
The Netherlands has emerged as the nation with the highest English language proficiency, according to the EF English Proficiency Index, with a score of 72. It is ahead of five other northern European nations at the top of the chart.
Metabolism – India being a hot temperature country for the most part means, generally speaking Indian residents have higher metabolism than westerners. Higher metabolism means higher energy, and most activities, including speaking, Indians do are usually faster than northerners/westerners.
British literature plays a major role to influence Indian English language. The difference appears most of the time in pronunciation, but spelling remains almost same as Indians still accept “organise” and “colour” instead of accepting the american influence of “organize” and “color”.
People who come to the USA from India rarely have difficulty in communicating with Americans, because most speak fluent English or have received their education in English. However, Indians speak British English, and there are many differences between British English and American English.
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Indian English (IE) is a class of varieties of the English language spoken in India, and among the Indian diaspora elsewhere in the world. English is used by the Indian government for communication along with Hindi, as enshrined in the Constitution.
Squat toilets in India don’t use toilet paper but rather water to rinse areas that come into contact with wastes. Because toilet paper typically isn’t used, a spray hose or a bucket of water is the only source.
It’s widely believed that Indians are really good at math. Even the late Stephen Hawking agreed. New research, however, shows this may not be entirely true. The kids included in the analysis were enrolled from class 6 to class 10 across over 70 Indian cities.
In India, touching the feet of elders is considered to be one of the important common gestures. It is considered to be a way of giving respect to elders and seeking their blessings. Also known as Charan Sparsh, it has been followed for ages, probably since the Vedic period.