Canadian English is the variety of English spoken in Canada. English is the first language, or “mother tongue”, of approximately 24 million Canadians (77%), and more than 28 million (86%) are fluent in the language. Canadian English contains elements of British English and American English in its vocabulary, as well as many distinctive Canadianisms. In many areas, speech is influenced by French. The phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon for most of Canada are similar to that of the Western and Midland regions of the United States.
Writing system: Latin script (English alphabet)
Official language in: 54 countries, 27 non-sovereign entities