New Zealand

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Population

4,471,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
English, Maori
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Afrikaans (27,400), Arabic (4,000), Fijian (3,090), French (49,100), Hindi (66,300), Japanese (3,000), Korean (26,400), Mandarin Chinese (52,300), Niue (5,690), Pukapuka (1,050), Rakahanga-Manihiki (2,500), Rarotongan (25,000), Samoan (86,400), Spanish (27,000), Standard German (36,600), Tagalog (29,000), Tahitian (260), Tokelauan (1,740), Tongan (31,800), Tuvaluan (600), Yue Chinese (44,600)
Deaf Population
9,000
General References
Besnier 1992; Tryon 1995; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for New Zealand is 4. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 1 is developing, and 2 are in trouble.