New Caledonia

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Official Name
Nouvelle-Calédonie
Sovereignty Comment
A sui generis overseas collectivity of France
Population
245,600
Principal Languages
French
Literacy Rate
96% (2011 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (500), Tahitian (5,000), Vietnamese (2,360)
General References
Geraghty 1988; Schooling 1990; Tryon 1995; Wurm 2000, 2007; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for New Caledonia is 39. Of these, 38 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 2 are institutional, 3 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 24 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.