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).
^Under the constitution of 1959, Malay is the official language of Brunei; but English may be used "for all official purposes." Laws are written in English and Malay, with the English version being the authoritative one. "Laws of Brunei: Revised Edition. Section 82"(PDF). 1984.
^Spolsky, Bernard (1999). Round Table on Language and Linguistics. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press. pp. 169–70. ISBN0-87840-132-6. In 1948, the newly independent state of Israel took over the old British regulations that had set English, Arabic, and Hebrew as official languages for Mandatory Palestine but, as mentioned, dropped English from the list. In spite of this, official language use has maintained a de facto role for English, after Hebrew but before Arabic.
^"About Malaysia:Language". My Government: The Government of Malaysia's Official Portal. "English remains an active second language, and serves as the medium of instruction for maths and sciences in all public schools. Malaysian English is widely used in business, along with Manglish, which is a colloquial form of English with heavy Malay, Chinese, and Tamil influences. The government discourages the misuse of Malay and has instituted fines for public signs that mix Malay and English."