Philippines

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Official Name
Republic of the Philippines, Republika ng Pilipinas
Population
92,340,000
Principal Languages
English, Filipino, Tagalog
Literacy Rate
96% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
French (700), Hindi (2,420), Indonesian (2,580), Japanese (2,900), Sindhi (20,000), Standard German (960)
Deaf Population
2,914,600
Deaf Institutions
17
General References
Crystal 2003; Lobel 2004, 2005, 2012; Reid 1971; Wurm 2007; Zorc 1977
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Philippines is 185. Of these, 181 are living and 4 are extinct. Of the living languages, 41 are institutional, 71 are developing, 46 are vigorous, 13 are in trouble, and 10 are dying.