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      • The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Founded on 15 January 2001, it is the first edition of Wikipedia and, as of April 2019, has the most articles of any of the editions. As of November 2019, 12% of articles in all Wikipedias belong to the English-language edition.
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  2. English language - Wikipedia

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    English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. Old English originated from a Germanic tribal and linguistic continuum along the Frisian North Sea coast, whose languages gradually evolved into the Anglic languages in the British Isles, and into the Frisian languages and Low German/Low Saxon on the continent.

  3. English language in England - Wikipedia

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    The English language spoken and written in England encompasses a diverse range of accents and dialects. The dialect forms part of the broader British English, along with other varieties in the United Kingdom.

  4. English language - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

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    English is a West Germanic language. It was first spoken in Anglo-Saxon England in the early Middle Ages. It is spoken in many countries around the world. Anglophone countries include the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations. There are about 375 million native speakers, which is the largest after Mandarin and Spanish. About 220 million more people use it as their second language. It is often used in work and travel, and ther

  5. American English - Wikipedia

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    English is the most widely spoken language in the United States and is the de facto common language used by the federal and state governments, to the extent that all laws and compulsory education presume English as the primary language. English is explicitly given official status by 32 of the 50 state governments.

  6. History of English - Wikipedia

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    The English language changed enormously during the Middle English period, both in vocabulary and pronunciation, and in grammar. While Old English is a heavily inflected language , the use of grammatical endings diminished in Middle English . Grammar distinctions were lost as many noun and adjective endings were levelled to -e.

  7. English - Wikipedia

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    Peoples, culture, and language. English, an adjective for something of, from, or related to England. English national identity, an identity and common culture; English language in England, a variant of the English language; English languages (disambiguation) English studies, the study of English language and literature

  8. Wikipedia - Wikipedia

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    The domains wikipedia.com and wikipedia.org were registered on January 12, 2001 and January 13, 2001 respectively, and Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, as a single English-language edition at www.wikipedia.com, and announced by Sanger on the Nupedia mailing list.

  9. language - Wiktionary

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    Aug 01, 2020 · The English Wiktionary uses the English language to define words from all of the world's languages.

  10. Wikipedia

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    Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. English 6 129 000+ articles 日本語 1 219 000+ 記事

  11. Germanic languages - Wikipedia

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    The most widely spoken Germanic language, English, is the world's most widely spoken language with an estimated 2 billion speakers. All Germanic languages are derived from Proto-Germanic , spoken in Iron Age Scandinavia .