Madagascar

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Madagascar
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Madagascar is 14. All are living languages. Of these, 12 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 9 are vigorous, and 1 is in trouble.
Official Name
Republic of Madagascar
Population

21,842,000 (2013 census)

Principal Languages
French, Plateau Malagasy
Literacy Rate
65% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Arabic (20,000), Chinese (16,000), Maore Comorian (3,000), Morisyen (4,000), Mwali Comorian (1,000), Ndzwani Comorian (8,000), Ngazidja Comorian (8,000), Réunion Creole French
General References
Bouwer 2010; Campbell and King 2011
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Madagascar is 14. All are living languages. Of these, 12 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 9 are vigorous, and 1 is in trouble.
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