Pakistan

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Official Name
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Population
180,150,000
Principal Languages
English, Urdu
Literacy Rate
41% (2009 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Arabic (122,000), Chinese (6,000), Parsi (20,000), Rohingya (200,000), Southern Uzbek (50,000), Uyghur
Deaf Population
244,000
Deaf Institutions
31
General References
Addleton 1986; Bashir 2003; Decker and Decker 1992; Decker, Hallberg and Rensch 1992; Masica 1991; Morgenstierne 1974; Payne 1987; Shackle 1979, 1980; Strand 1973, 2001; Van Driem 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Pakistan is 72. All are living languages. Of these, 6 are institutional, 18 are developing, 38 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.