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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.