Iran

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Official Name
Islamic Republic of Iran
Population
75,150,000
Principal Languages
Iranian Persian
Literacy Rate
81% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Dari (1,000,000), Hulaul√° (350), Turkish (2,570)
Deaf Population
3,978,100
Deaf Institutions
50
General References
Drower 1937; Oberling 1974; Sebeok 1970
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Iran is 78. Of these, 76 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 5 are institutional, 8 are developing, 27 are vigorous, 31 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.