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North Dakota State Language

English Dictionary; photo by Adam DeClercq on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Language of North Dakota

North Dakota designated English as the official state language in 1987. Many states recognize official languages, including Native American and American sign language. All State Languages

There was opposition to making English the official language of North Dakota (from organizations and people who feared loss of foreign and Native languages or diminished access to the diversity of other cultures), but the designation made official the common language bond that allows for communication and conduct of business.