Eritrea

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Eritrea
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Eritrea is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are indigenous and 6 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
State of Eritrea
Population

6,528,000 (2015 USCB)

General Remarks
Independence from Ethiopia 1993. 1997 Constitution still not in effect
Principal Languages
English, Standard Arabic, Tigrigna
Literacy Rate
74% (2015 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Amharic, Central Kanuri, Hadrami Spoken Arabic (100,000), Hausa, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken Arabic (18,000)
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Eritrea is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are indigenous and 6 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.
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