|English is spoken by 375 million people as their first language. When combining native and non-native speakers, English is probably the most commonly spoken language in the world.
Dutch is spoken by over 27 million people in total (22 million people as a native language and over 5 million people as a second language). Dutch is an official language of the Netherlands (Holland), Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Dutch is also an official language of several international organizations, such as the European Union and the Union of South American Nations. It is also used unofficially in the Caribbean Community.