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    Hugo_Lin is offline Junior Member
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    English Countries or English-speaking countries?

    Hi, native speaker friends:

    which one is more natural?

    English countries or English-speaking countries?

    I'm referring to countries where English is the official or most-spoken language.

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    Re: English Countries or English-speaking countries?

    There is only one English country, namely England.

    I don't think you should hyphenate "English speaking" when referring to other places where English is widely used.

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    Re: English Countries or English-speaking countries?

    I would hyphenate 'English-speaking'. By the way, here's a list: English-Speaking Countries

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    Re: English Countries or English-speaking countries?

    We'd generally hyphenate it there in BrE too.

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