Which language was found to be the official language of the most countries? You can find the answer to this question, and more in this linguistic chart that takes a look at the official languages that are found around the world. The bubble chart format makes it easy to see which ones were deemed the official language of the most countries, as well as the countries that have legally declared them as such. The chart also includes the ones that consider these languages to be their de facto national language, which means that while the language is spoken by a majority of a country’s population, it has not been declared as the official language in a legal capacity.
Did you know that the United States has no official language, and that English is only considered to be the de facto national language there? The same applies to Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. What other countries were you surprised to see their most spoken language listed as just the de facto?
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