New Zealand

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Population
4,144,000
General Remarks
New Zealand maintains political connections with a dozen or so islands or island groups, most without permanent populations; these include the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau which have separate entries in the Ethnologue. 2 main islands, several smaller ones
National Languages
English
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Afrikaans, Arabic (4,000), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Fijian (3,090), Hakka Chinese, Hindi (11,200), Japanese (3,000), Korean, Niue (5,690), Pukapuka (1,050), Rakahanga-Manihiki (2,500), Rarotongan (25,000), Samoan (50,000), Standard Latvian, Tahitian (260), Tokelauan (1,740), Tongan (3,970), Tuvaluan (600), Yue Chinese (20,000)
Deaf Population
9,000
Deaf Institutions
29
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.