Burkina Faso


16,935,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
French, Jula, Mòoré, Northeastern Burkina Faso Fulfulde
Literacy Rate
22% (2007 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Kedrebeogo and Yago 1988; Tiendrebeogo 1983; Tiendrebeogo and Yago 1983; Vanderaa 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Burkina Faso is 70. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 25 are developing, 27 are vigorous, 13 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
See full country report.