Central African Republic

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Official Name
République Centrafricaine
Population
5,057,000
National Languages
French
Literacy Rate
43% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Bangi (7,440), Bomitaba (220), Gbaya, Hausa (20,000), Lingala (10,700), Mbandja (1,400), Ngbaka (3,000), Ngundi, Northern Ngbandi (290), Shuwa Arabic (63,000)
General References
Atlas Linguistique de l’Afrique Central 1988; Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Moñino 1988
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Central African Republic is 72. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 17 are developing, 48 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.