articles | 19 December 2019

Almost 90% of Cypriots speak a foreign language

More than 89% of Cypriots speak a foreign language, a study by global training company The Knowledge Academy shows.

At the bottom of the list of 28 EU countries is the UK.

According to Eurostat figures updated for 2019, 65.4% of Brits admit they cannot speak any other language, just ahead of Romania (64.2%), Hungary (57.6%) and Bulgaria (50.5%.)

Comparably, Sweden has the lowest percentage of people who do not any other language – 3.4%.

The example set by Sweden is closely followed by Denmark (4.2%), Latvia (4.2%) and Lithuania (4.5%), according to the report.

Slightly behind these three countries are Luxembourg (5.5%) and Finland (8%.)

Only 10.5% of Cypriots do not speak any foreign languages.

Source: Cyprus Mail

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