East Timor

Official Name
Democratic Republic of East Timor, República Democrática de Timor-Leste, Repúblika Demokrátika Timor Lorosa’e

1,178,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Portuguese, Tetun, Tetun Dili
Literacy Rate
53% (2010 UNESCO)
General References
Fox 1991; Gray, Drummond, and Greenhill 2009; Grimes et al. 1997; Ross 2005; Wurm 2007; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for East Timor is 20. Of these, 19 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 2 are institutional, 1 is developing, 10 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
See full country report.