Djibouti

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Afar
[aar] Red Sea coast, Obock, Tadjoura, and Dikhil regions; Arta Region, area southwest of Ghoubet Kharab; Ali Sabieh Region southwest of regional capital. Ethnic population: 306,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Afaraf, “Danakil” (pej.). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Saho-Afar. Comments: Called “Danakil” by others, but this is considered offensive. Nomadic. Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken
[acq] Ethnic population: 59,000 (2009 J. Leclerc). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Djibouti Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous. Muslim.

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French
[fra] 17,000 in Djibouti (2005 J. Leclerc). L2 users: 419,000 in Djibouti (2013). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Somali
[som] Ethnic population: 524,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Somali. Comments: Nomadic. 3 clans: Issa, Gadaboursi, Issaq. Muslim.

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