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Languages of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico. 3,897,960. National or official languages: Spanish, English. Self governing, part of USA. Literacy rate: 89% to 90%. Also includes Corsican, Eastern Yiddish, French (2,624), Haitian Creole French (438), Italian (1,556), Ladino, North Levantine Spoken Arabic, Papiamentu (200), South Levantine Spoken Arabic, Standard German (1,453), Chinese (2,000). Deaf population: 8,000 to 40,000 (1986 Gallaudet University). Deaf institutions: 5. The number of languages listed for Puerto Rico is 3. Of those, all are living languages.

Living languages


[eng] 82,000 in Puerto Rico (1995).  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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Puerto Rican Sign Language

[psl] Ethnic population: 8,000 to 40,000 deaf persons (1986 Gallaudet Univ.).  Alternate names: PRSL.  Dialects: Related to American Sign Language.  Classification: Deaf sign language 
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[spa] 3,437,120 in Puerto Rico (1996).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Castilian 
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