Kuwait

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Official Name
State of Kuwait, Dowlat al-Kuwait
Population
2,214,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
92% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Egyptian Spoken Arabic (20,000), Najdi Spoken Arabic (200,000), Northern Kurdish, South Levantine Spoken Arabic (85,000)
Deaf Population
110,285
Deaf Institutions
1
General References
Holes 1990; Ingham 1982; Johnstone 1967
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Kuwait is 3. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional and 1 is in trouble.