Ethiopia

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Official Name
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Population
94,101,000
Principal Languages
Amharic
Literacy Rate
29% (2007 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Kunama (7,430), Maay, Sudanese Spoken Arabic
Deaf Population
1,000,000 (2005 Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf)
Deaf Institutions
13
General References
Bender 1971, 1976, 1983, 1989; Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Ethiopia is 88. Of these, 86 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 41 are institutional, 14 are developing, 18 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.