Malawi

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Official Name
Republic of Malawi
Population

16,363,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Chichewa, English
Literacy Rate
69% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali, Fipa, Greek (2,000), Gujarati (5,000), Portuguese (9,000), Shona, Urdu
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Boeder 1984; Patai 1972
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Malawi is 16. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 6 are developing, and 7 are vigorous.
Products
See full country report.