East Timor

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East Timor
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for East Timor is 21. Of these, 20 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 19 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 1 is developing, 11 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Democratic Republic of East Timor
Population

1,202,000 (2014 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Portuguese, Tetun Dili
Literacy Rate
68% (2015 UNESCO)
General References
Fox 1991, Gray et al 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 21. Of these, 20 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 19 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 1 is developing, 11 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Products
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