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-'''English''' is a [[West Germanic languages|West Germanic language]] originating in [[England]], and the [[first language]] for most people in [[Australia]], [[Canada]], the [[Commonwealth Caribbean]], [[Ireland]], [[New Zealand]], the [[United Kingdom]] and the [[United States|United States of America]] (also commonly known as the [[Anglosphere]]). It is used extensively as a [[second language]] and as an [[official language]] throughout the world, especially in [[Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth]] countries such as [[India]], [[Pakistan]] and [[South Africa]], and in many [[international organisation]]s. +'''English''' is a [[West Germanic languages|West Germanic language]] originating in [[England]].µ
Modern English is sometimes described as the global [[lingua franca]]. Modern English is sometimes described as the global [[lingua franca]].

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