Galactic Basic is estimated to be spoken by 30 billion native speakers and 13 billion non-natives across the galaxy. The majority of speakers are human and the upper classes of most civilized non-human species. It is the main trade and diplomatic language between planets and species, and is recorded to have originated from a form of Basic spoken by the peoples of the Ancient British Empire. Its longevity has been mainly attributed to its massive speaker-base in the original Earth That Was, which, over the millennia has evolved into what is now Galactic Basic. Research has been conducted on its specific origins, but insufficient records have proven to create inadequate amounts of information; unexplained times gap have made mapping Basic's time-line impossible at this present moment.