Belgium

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Official Name
Kingdom of Belgium. Koninkrijk België, Royaume de Belgique, Königreich Belgien
Population
10,797,000
National Languages
Flemish, French
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Afrikaans, Algerian Spoken Arabic (10,800), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Catalán, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Chinese (14,000), Eastern Yiddish (20,000), Italian (280,000), Iu Mien (200), Kabyle (49,000), Laz, Moroccan Spoken Arabic (105,000), Northern Kurdish (22,000), Portuguese (80,000), Spanish (70,000), Tarifit, Tosk Albanian (3,000), Tunisian Spoken Arabic (8,900), Turkish (63,600), Turoyo (2,000), Western Yiddish
Deaf Population
610,119
Deaf Institutions
26
General References
Comrie 1987; Stephens 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Belgium is 10. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 3 are developing, and 3 are in trouble.