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Eight nations without an official language?


According to Henry Hitchings new book Language Wars there are only eight nations which do not have an official state language. Can you guess what they are?

Here's a clue to help: three of the countries are in Africa and two in Europe. Two are very surprising!

Answer/explanation here:

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  1. Interesting indeed. Especially about the UK. But then again, what other language could there have been? America almost had German as their official language. Too bad it didn't :-) Pakistan is tricky indeed since it used to be the Punjab with most people speaking Punjabi or Hindi, but then came 1947. Anyway, thanks for this little info.

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  2. The US didn't almost have German as its official language.

    http://www.snopes.com/language/apocryph/german.asp

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