That is an important distinction between a multilingual culture and a majority multilingual population. Many people in the south of India only speak Tamil and many people in the north only speak Hindi.
I am aware of that. but based on sheer percentage, it could easily be argued that it is a multi-llingual country. I ust think it's a matter of opinion. yours and mine might not agree and I am ok with that.
I think we all (myself included) tend to want everyone else to agree with out opinion of such a thing. Much of what we discuss(argue) is a matter of debate and quite frankly there is no official (list of multi-lingual countries) list and even if there was one, you can see here that even then some people would disagree with good reasons for that disagreement (such as what you bring up chikara).
What I am saying is we might be putting too much effort in pigeonholing a country into multi-lingual or mono-lingual category and for what reason? Just to prove we know more than someone else? Or that our perspective is better than someone else? Or that our knowledge of 'obscure' countries is greater than someone else?
that's all I am getting at. I am merely playing devil's advocate to loosen up the conversation.