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Languages of Rwanda

Republic of Rwanda, Republika y’u Rwanda. Formerly part of Ruanda-Urundi. 9,234,000. National or official languages: Rwanda, English, French. Literacy rate: 50%. Immigrant languages: Rundi, Swahili (10,700). Information mainly from J. Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989. Blind population: 12,000 (1982 WCE). The number of individual languages listed for Rwanda is 3. Of those, all are living languages.
English

[eng]   Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English 
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French

[fra] 2,300 in Rwanda (2004).  Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French 
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Rwanda

[kin] 6,490,000 in Rwanda (1998). Population total all countries: 7,504,900. Also in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda. Alternate names: Ikinyarwanda, Kinyarwanda, Orunyarwanda, Ruanda, Urunyaruanda.  Dialects: Igikiga (Kiga, Tshiga), Bufumbwa, Hutu (Lera, Ululera, Hera, Ndara, Shobyo, Tshogo, Ndogo), Rutwa (Twa). Intelligible with Rundi [run].  Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, J, Rwanda-Rundi (J.60) 
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