Many Americans support making English the country’s official language, as it is in at least twenty-eight states. English is the national language for all intents and purposes. The federal government has no official language. U.S.
naturalization requires—standardizes English. Both Hawaiian and English are
official languages in Hawaii by state law.
New Mexico has laws providing for the use of both English and Spanish. Louisiana has laws for use of English and French. Neither state has an official language. Other states, such as California, mandate the publication of Spanish versions of certain government documents including court
forms. Several limited territories grant official recognition to their native
languages, along with English: Samoan and Chamorro are recognized by American Samoa and Guam, respectively; Carolinian and Chamorro are recognized by the Northern Mariana Islands; Spanish is an official language of Puerto Rico.
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