Japan

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Official Name
Nipponkoku
Population
128,057,000
Principal Languages
Japanese
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (150,000), English (70,000)
Deaf Population
24,000–300,000
Deaf Institutions
131
General References
Shibatani 1990; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Japan is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, 11 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.