Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Guinea-Bissau is 22. All are living languages. Of these, 17 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 7 are developing, 9 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
Official Name
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Population

1,726,000 (2015 USCB)

Principal Languages
Portuguese
Literacy Rate
41% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Pular (1,200), Susu (5,110), Western Maninkakan, Wolof
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989, Holm 1989, O’Toole 1978, Vanderaa 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Guinea-Bissau is 22. All are living languages. Of these, 17 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 7 are developing, 9 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
Products
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