Egypt

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Official Name
Arab Republic of Egypt, Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah
Population
72,798,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
64% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Adyghe, Algerian Saharan Spoken Arabic (20,500), Algerian Spoken Arabic (1,300,000), Amharic (5,000), Armenian (100,000), Greek (42,000), Gulf Spoken Arabic (1,262,000), Italian (72,400), Moroccan Spoken Arabic (1,340,000), North Levantine Spoken Arabic (117,000), South Levantine Spoken Arabic (50,000), Sudanese Spoken Arabic (1,420,000), Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken Arabic (116,000), Tosk Albanian (18,000), Turkish (29,000), West Central Oromo (2,200)
Deaf Institutions
4
General References
Applegate 1970; Wehr and Cowan 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Egypt is 12. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 1 is developing, 5 are vigorous, 2 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.