Syria

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Syria
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Syria is 17. Of these, 16 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 7 are indigenous and 9 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Syrian Arab Republic
Population

18,502,000 (2015 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
North Levantine Spoken Arabic, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
86% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (7,500), Chechen (6,100), Egyptian Spoken Arabic (97,000), Iranian Persian (65,000), South Levantine Spoken Arabic (46,000), Turkmen (150,000)
Deaf Population
902,600
General References
Fischer and Jastrow 1980, Ingham 1982, Sebeok 1963
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Syria is 17. Of these, 16 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 7 are indigenous and 9 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
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