Gambia

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Official Name
Republic of The Gambia
Population
1,365,000
Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
40% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Balanta-Kentohe (26,000), Bambara (5,740), Bassari (100), Bayot (500), Krio (11,500), Mankanya (1,650), Mansoanka (1,600), Upper Guinea Crioulo (16,400), 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.