Democratic Republic of the Congo

Print
Official Name
République Démocratique du Congo. Formerly Republic of Zaire
Population
68,076,000
National Languages
French
Literacy Rate
57% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Greek, Pidgin Bantu
Deaf Institutions
12
General References
Bastin 1978; Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Olson 1996
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Democratic Republic of the Congo is 213. Of these, 212 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 8 are institutional, 33 are developing, 155 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.