Ethnologue: Areas: Africa

British Indian Ocean Territory

2,000 (1987). Chagos Archipelago including Diego Garcia. Also includes a few from the Philippines and Mauritius. The number of languages listed for British Indian Ocean Territory is 1.

ENGLISH [ENG] 322,000,000 in all countries (1995 WA). Indo-European, Germanic, West, North Sea, English. The indigenous population no longer resides in the islands. Current residents include members of the USA military, a small detachment f British officials, and support staff, mainly of Mauritian and Philippine origin. National language. Braille Bible. Bible 1535-1989. NT 1525-1985. Bible portions 1530-1987.

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