Brazil

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Brazil
A country in Americas
The number of individual languages listed for Brazil is 238. Of these, 216 are living and 22 are extinct. Of the living languages, 5 are institutional, 29 are developing, 26 are vigorous, 57 are in trouble, and 99 are dying.
Official Name
Federative Republic of Brazil, República Federativa do Brasil
Population

193,947,000 (2012 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Brazilian Sign Language, Portuguese
Literacy Rate
90% (2009 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Dutch, Italian (50,000), Japanese (380,000), Korean (37,000), North Levantine Spoken Arabic, Spanish (460,000), Standard German (1,500,000), Turoyo
Deaf Population
5,750,800
General References
Campbell 1997; Crevels 2007; Derbyshire and Pullum 1991, 1998; Dixon and Aikhenvald 1999; Hopper 1967; Moore 2006; Ribeiro 1957; Rodrigues 1986, 1999
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Brazil is 238. Of these, 216 are living and 22 are extinct. Of the living languages, 5 are institutional, 29 are developing, 26 are vigorous, 57 are in trouble, and 99 are dying.
Products
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