Does bilingual mean two official languages?

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Yes, bilingual means having two languages (such as a country), or in two languages (such as a newspaper, or a translation dictionary).

But bilingual can also refer to a person. A person who can speak any two languages fluently is said to be bilingual, and if they can speak more than two languages fluently, they are multilingual.

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