Official Name
Jamhuri ya Kenya

41,793,000 (2013 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, Kiswahili
Literacy Rate
84% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Hadrami Spoken Arabic (10,000), Hindi, Konso, Maay, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken Arabic (10,000)
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Heine and Möhlig 1980; Whiteley 1969, 1974
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Kenya is 68. Of these, 67 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 12 are institutional, 34 are developing, 15 are vigorous, 2 are in trouble, and 4 are dying.
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