Languages of the United States

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English is the de facto national language of the United States, with 82% of the population claiming it as a mother tongue, and some 96% claiming to speak it "well" or "very well".[1] However, no official language exists at the Federal level. There have been several proposals to make English the national language in amendments to immigration reform bills,[2][3] but none of these bills have made a federal language. However, some states have adopted the English language as their official language.

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  1. Summary Tables on Language Use and English Ability: 2000 (PHC-T-20), U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 2008-02-22 
  2. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session, United States Senate, retrieved 2008-02-22 
  3. "Senate Amendment 1151 to Senate Bill 1348, Immigration Act of 2007". project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2008-07-04. .