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Languages of Djibouti

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Republic of Djibouti, Jumhouriyya Djibouti, République de Djibouti. Formerly part of Somaliland and French Territory of the Afars and the Issas. 804,000. National or official languages: French, Standard Arabic. Literacy rate: 20%–34% (1996). Immigrant languages: Amharic (1,400), Greek (1,000), Hindi (600), Omani Spoken Arabic (38,900), Tigrigna (600). The number of individual languages listed for Djibouti is 5. Of those, all are living languages.
Afar

[aar] 99,200 in Djibouti (2006). Red Sea coast. Alternate names: Afaraf, “Danakil”.  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Saho-Afar 
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Arabic, Standard

[arb]   Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken

[acq] 36,000 in Djibouti (2006).  Alternate names: Djibouti Arabic.  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic 
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French

[fra] 10,200 in Djibouti (2006).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French 
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Somali

[som] 297,000 in Djibouti (2006).  Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Somali 
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