Jamaica

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Population
2,698,000
Principal Languages
English, Jamaican Creole English
Literacy Rate
91% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (31,000), North Levantine Spoken Arabic (2,000), Portuguese (5,000), Spanish (8,000)
Deaf Population
7,500–200,000
Deaf Institutions
13
General References
Hall 1966; Holm 1989
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Jamaica is 4. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 2 are developing, and 1 is in trouble.