Iraq

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Official Name
Republic of Iraq
Population
32,405,000
Principal Languages
Mesopotamian Spoken Arabic, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
71% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Egyptian Spoken Arabic (450,000), Turkish (3,000), Turkmen (227,000), Turoyo (3,000)
Deaf Population
200,000
Deaf Institutions
5
General References
Fischer and Jastrow 1980; Jastrow 1978; Johnstone 1967; Kloss and McConnell 1974; Sebeok 1963
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Iraq is 22. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 3 are developing, 5 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.