Oman

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Official Name
Sultanate of Oman, Saltanat ’Uman
Population
2,694,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
87% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Somali, Urdu (30,000)
Deaf Population
103,131
General References
Holes 1988, 1990; Johnstone 1967
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Oman is 17. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 3 are developing, 3 are vigorous, 4 are in trouble, and 4 are dying.