Ethiopia

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Official Name
Republic of Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ye Etiyop’iya Federalawi Dimokrasiyawi Ripublik
Population
73,751,000
National 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 89. Of these, 87 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 30 are institutional, 12 are developing, 28 are vigorous, 12 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.