Brazil

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Official Name
Federative Republic of Brazil, República Federativa do Brasil
Population
190,756,000
Principal Languages
Brazilian Sign Language, Portuguese
Literacy Rate
90% (2009 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Italian (50,000), Japanese (380,000), Korean (37,000), Standard German (1,500,000)
Deaf Population
5,750,800
Deaf Institutions
60
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 237. Of these, 215 are living and 22 are extinct. Of the living languages, 7 are institutional, 26 are developing, 28 are vigorous, 55 are in trouble, and 99 are dying.