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, 6 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
State of Eritrea
Population

6,333,000 (2013 World Bank)

General Remarks
Independence from Ethiopia 1993. 1997 Constitution still not in effect
Principal Languages
English, Standard Arabic, Tigrigna
Literacy Rate
58% (2010 UNESCO)
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, 6 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.
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