Saudi Arabia

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Official Name
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, al-Mamlaka al-’Arabiya as-Sa’udiya
Population
23,679,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
81% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali (15,000), Chinese (58,000), Egyptian Spoken Arabic (300,000), English (60,000), French (22,000), Indonesian (37,000), Iranian Persian (102,000), Italian (22,000), Korean (66,000), Rohingya (400,000), Somali (42,700), Sudanese Spoken Arabic (86,000), Tagalog (700,000), Urdu (382,000), Uyghur (5,920), Western Cham (100)
Deaf Population
100,000
General References
Bateson 1967; Comrie 1987; Holes 1990; Ingham 1994; Johnstone 1967; Kaye 1987
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Saudi Arabia is 5. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional and 3 are vigorous.