Sri Lanka

Official Name
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

20,264,000 (2012 census)

Principal Languages
English, Sinhala, Tamil
Literacy Rate
90% (2010 UNESCO)
Deaf Population
General References
Gair 1998; Voegelin and Voegelin 1977
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Sri Lanka is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.