Benin

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Official Name
Republic of Benin, République du Bénin
Population
8,225,000
Principal Languages
French
Literacy Rate
30% (2010 UNESCO)
Deaf Population
12,500
Deaf Institutions
1
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Vanderaa 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Benin is 54. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are institutional, 18 are developing, 25 are vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.