Bangladesh

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Bangladesh
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Bangladesh is 41. All are living languages. Of these, 36 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 12 are developing, 16 are vigorous, and 9 are in trouble.
Official Name
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Population

160,996,000 (2015 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Bengali
Literacy Rate
52% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Eastern Punjabi (23,700), Gujarati (250), Hindi (346,000), Odia (32,500)
Deaf Population
7,596,500
General References
Campbell and King 2011, Comrie 1987, Hale 1982, Matisoff et al 1996, Voegelin and Voegelin 1977
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Bangladesh is 41. All are living languages. Of these, 36 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 12 are developing, 16 are vigorous, and 9 are in trouble.
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