Colombia

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Official Name
Republic of Colombia, República de Colombia
Population
41,469,000
National Languages
Spanish
Literacy Rate
94% (2010 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Catalán, Yagua, Yuhup (100)
Deaf Population
300,000–2,157,094 (1998), 50,000 in Bogotá, half school-aged (1992)
Deaf Institutions
8
General References
Arango Ochoa and Sánchez Gutierrez 1998; Campbell 1997; Crevels 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Colombia is 101. Of these, 84 are living and 17 are extinct. Of the living languages, 4 are institutional, 24 are developing, 7 are vigorous, 36 are in trouble, and 13 are dying.