Official Name
Republic of Cameroon, République du Cameroun

21,143,000 (2013 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, French
Literacy Rate
63% (2007 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Efai (890)
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Dieu and Renaud 1983; Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Cameroon is 285. Of these, 280 are living and 5 are extinct. Of the living languages, 12 are institutional, 101 are developing, 89 are vigorous, 57 are in trouble, and 21 are dying.
See full country report.