Terdapat 61 negara di keenam benua yang menjadikan bahasa inggris sebagai bahasa resmi negara. Meskipun demikian, Britania Raya dan Amerika Serikat sebagai dua negara kiblat utama, tidak menjadikan bahasa inggris sebagai bahasa resmi secara hukum (de jure) melainkan hanya dalam pengakuan umum (de facto).
Bahasa inggris diakui sebagai bahasa resmi secara de jureSunting
Bahasa inggris diakui sebagai bahasa resmi secara de factoSunting
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