What is Singapore first language?

What language is mainly spoken in Singapore?

The population of Singapore today is more than 75% Chinese, about 15% Malay, about 8% ‘Indian’ (mainly Tamil), and roughly 2% other origins, but about half of the population now speak English (or Singlish) at home. And Singlish is the neutral language between members of different ethnic groups.

Is English the official language in Singapore?

In Singapore four languages — Malay,Chinese, Tamil and English — are official and equal languages. Malay is our common language and it is our National Language.

Do they speak Spanish in Singapore?

Official Languages Spoken In Singapore

Singapore’s four official languages are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. Because of its bilingual education policy, most citizens speak two or more languages — usually English, their ethnic mother tongue, and potentially others.

Is Chinese spoken in Singapore?

Singaporean Mandarin (simplified Chinese: 新加坡华语; traditional Chinese: 新加坡華語; pinyin: Xīnjiāpō Huáyǔ) is a variety of Mandarin Chinese widely spoken in Singapore. It is one of the four official languages of Singapore along with English, Malay and Tamil.

Singaporean Mandarin
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How do you say hello in Singapore?

Hello – Ni hao (Nee how) How are you? – Ni hao ma? (Nee how ma) Very good – Hen hao (hun hao)

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What is our mother language?

Your ‘mother language’, or ‘mother tongue’, is the language you spoke from earliest childhood. For most people, this is just one language but children in multilingual families may learn two simultaneously.

Why do Singaporeans speak English?

English served as the administrative language of the British colonial government, and when Singapore gained self-government in 1959 and independence in 1965, the Singaporean government decided to keep English as the main language to maximise economic prosperity.

Is Singapore safe?

Singapore is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world, with consistently low crime rates, a transparent legal system, and a reliable police force supported by proactive citizens.

What is the religion of Singapore?

The 2010 Census showed that 33.9% of Singaporeans are Buddhist, 18.1% are Christian (with 7.1% being Catholic), 14.3% are Muslim, 11.3% are Taoist, 5.2% are Hindu and 0.7% belong to a different religion. Additionally, 16.4% of all Singaporeans do not affiliate with a religion.