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Why has English become a lingua franca in our globalized world?

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English has become one of the most widely used languages across the globe, and this can be traced back to English imperialism and colonialism. At the height of its dominance, the British Empire was present in most parts of the world spanning from Africa to Asia. In the interactions between the English and the natives, the English always imposed their language on the natives through education. Thus, it became the official language between the English and their hosts from the different countries.

The English managed to maintain their presence in the different regions even after this period, across the globe. The situation served to maintain the status quo with regards to language. This was further bolstered by the rise of the United States as a world...

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