Official Name
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Population Full

747,000 (2013 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, Guyanese Creole English
Literacy Rate
91% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Chinese (1,500), Hindi, Portuguese, Saint Lucian Creole French (250)
Deaf Population
General References
Campbell 1997; Crevels 2007; Forte 1990
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Guyana is 17. Of these, 14 are living and 3 are extinct. Of the living languages, 1 is institutional, 1 is developing, 7 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.
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