Philippines

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Official Name
Republic of the Philippines, Republika ng Pilipinas
Population
88,707,000
National Languages
English, Filipino
Literacy Rate
96% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Arabic, Basque, French (700), Hindi (2,420), Indonesian (2,580), Japanese (2,900), Korean, Sindhi (20,000), Standard German (960), Vietnamese
Deaf Population
2,914,601
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, 43 are institutional, 70 are developing, 45 are vigorous, 13 are in trouble, and 10 are dying.