Botswana

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Official Name
Republic of Botswana, Lefatshe la Botswana
Population
2,021,000
Principal Languages
English, Tswana
Literacy Rate
85% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chichewa, Chinese (1,000), Gujarati (4,000), Hai||om (30,000), Hindi (100), Luyana (7,500), Northern Sotho (11,000), Southern Sotho (9,300), Urdu, Xhosa (9,300), Zulu (4,600)
Deaf Population
990 deaf, 6,480 hearing impaired (1991 census)
General References
Andersson and Janson 1997; Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Botswana is 28. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 9 are developing, 13 are vigorous, and 3 are in trouble.