“Dial 1” for English?

Research by ProEnglish has found that 52 countries around the world have English as an official language. Most of those countries are located in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

The research shows that the U.S. is out of step with most English-speaking nations, and is one of the few countries that operate without an official language. Ten Latin American countries have Spanish as their official language.

Of the 52 countries that have made English their official language, 27 countries, just over half, have made English their sole official language. Those countries are:

Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Micronesia
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Kiribati
Liberia
Namibia
Nigeria
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
St. Lucia
St. Vincent Grenadines
St. Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
United Kingdom
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Perhaps the United States should also make English its official language.

– Dan Marsh, B.S.
Pro English Research, www.ProEnglish.org

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