Peru

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Official Name
Republic of Peru, República del Perú
Population
27,412,000
National Languages
Spanish
Literacy Rate
85% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (100,000), North Bolivian Quechua
Deaf Population
1,433,960
Deaf Institutions
73 or more
General References
Campbell 1997; Crevels 2007; Loos 1973; Payne 1991, 1993; Wise 1983
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Peru is 105. Of these, 94 are living and 11 are extinct. Of the living languages, 7 are institutional, 35 are developing, 5 are vigorous, 31 are in trouble, and 16 are dying.