Madagascar

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Official Name
Democratic Republic of Madagascar, Repoblika Demokratika Malagasy, République de Madagascar
Population
18,865,000
National Languages
French, Plateau Malagasy
Literacy Rate
62% (2009 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Arabic (20,000), Chinese (16,000), Morisyen (4,000), Réunion Creole French
Deaf Institutions
6
General References
Bouwer 2010; Vérin, Kottak, and Gorlin 1969
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Madagascar is 18. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 2 are developing, 12 are vigorous, and 1 is in trouble.