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List of English-Speaking Countries

This is a list of countries for which English may be a native language. However, it is quite possible that individuals from countries on this list may not be native speakers of English. If you are considering a graduate student for a teaching assistantship that involves the direct instruction of undergraduate students, they need to be certified in oral English proficiency by the OEPT, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS, unless they 1) are natives of the countries listed below and 2) grew up speaking English in their home.         

Anguilla Jamaica
Antigua and Barbuda Kenya
Australia Lesotho
Bahamas Liberia
Bahrain Malawi
Barbados Micronesia
Belize Montserrat
Bermuda New Zealand
Botswana Nigeria
Britain (UK) Norfolk Island
British Virgin Islands Pitcarin Islands
Canada (Except Quebec) Sierra Leone
Caribbean Singapore
Cayman Islands South Africa
Christmas Islands Swaziland
Dominica Tanzania
Fiji Trinidad and Tobago
Gambia Turks and Caicos
Ghana Uganda
Gibraltar United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales)
Grenada United States
Guyana Wales
Ireland Zambia
Isle of Man  Zimbabwe