Gambia

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Gambia
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Gambia is 11. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 2 are developing, 4 are vigorous, and 1 is in trouble.
Official Name
Republic of The Gambia
Population

1,882,000 (2013 census)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
40% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Balanta-Kentohe (26,000), Bambara (5,740), Bandial, Bassari (100), Bayot (500), Jola-Kasa, Krio (11,500), Mankanya (1,650), Mansoanka (1,600), Pular, Upper Guinea Crioulo (16,400), Wolof, Xasonga (1,600)
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Vanderaa 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Gambia is 11. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 2 are developing, 4 are vigorous, and 1 is in trouble.
Products
See full country report.