English language words; photo by Natalie Roberts on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).
Official State Language of Virginia
Virginia designated English as the official state language of the Commonwealth in 1996. Many states have recognized official languages, including Native American languages and American sign language (18% of the United States population over the age of five speaks a language other than English at home). All State Languages§ 1-511. English designated the official language of the Commonwealth