Pakistan

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Pakistan
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Pakistan is 73. All are living languages. Of these, 65 are indigenous and 8 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 18 are developing, 39 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
Official Name
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Population

188,925,000 (2015 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, Urdu
Literacy Rate
55% (2011 World Bank)
Immigrant Languages
Arabic (156,000), Chinese (7,760), Indian Sign Language, Parsi (20,000), Rohingya (200,000), Southern Uzbek (1,250,000), Turkmen, Uyghur
Deaf Population
244,000
General References
Addleton 1986, Bashir 2003, Campbell and King 2011, Decker and Decker 1992, Masica 1991, Morgenstierne 1974, Payne 1987, Rensch et al 1992, Shackle 1979, Shackle 1980, Strand 1973, Strand 2001, Van Driem 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Pakistan is 73. All are living languages. Of these, 65 are indigenous and 8 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 18 are developing, 39 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
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