how come most countries have an official language?

most countries in the world have an official language. however the u.s dosen't. should we join the rest of the world and adopt an official language

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lois-to join the club of nations that have an official language

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, The rest of the world should adopt English. LOL The international language of trade is English. All commercial pilots in international flying must be able to ask for and accept clearances in English. Most business people in international trade use English. We don't really need an official language. City governments in AZ are required to provide real time translations of all city council meetings. That allows the illegals have instant access to make their complaints.

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    Reality check what is the official language of Switzerland?

  • 1 decade ago

    In India we have 17 official languages :-)).

    Because many countries have different languages which are very different from one another. Say 20% SpeakA,35% speak B., 45% C. As 4 official work we need a language. So generally we assign Official language which is accepted by majority of population. US do not need one because everyone(almost) use English and it is US's unofficially official language.

    Source(s): Me
  • Tyler
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because USA is and always has been a nation of immigrants.

    Many citizens feel strongly that the government should establish English as the official language of the United States, a view expressed in the mission statement of English First. Other Americans believe that linguistic diversity is a key aspect of our heritage and that English-only laws are motivated by fear and by false stereotypes about non-native speakers.

    Nearly 17 million Americans admit that they not do speak English very well, that the number of Americans who do not speak English has soared since the 1990 census, and that 18% of Americans do not speak English at home.

  • 20/20
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The U.S. tried, the libs shot it down.

    To all you who say immigrates drive no official language, there may not be an "official" language, but there is the "founding" language of the country. We all know what it is, so if you can't speak it, write it or understand it and refuse to learn it, then leave.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We? You are from Canada. What's the official language up there? English, French, or Eskimo?

  • 1 decade ago

    They do because they wanted to.

    It's also possible to have more than one official language.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most countries are monolithic, monocultural, societies.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I speak the official language of gayness. Conservative, out and proud sista. xoxo

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    idk, why is there a need to?

  • 1 decade ago

    they do ?

    link please

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