Tunisia

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Official Name
Republic of Tunisia, al Jumhuriyah at-Tunisiyah
Population
9,911,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
71% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Ghadamès (2,000), Greek (300), Italian (9,700), Maltese (3,000)
Deaf Population
21,240
Deaf Institutions
1
General References
Applegate 1970; Cohen 1985; S’hiri 1994
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Tunisia is 8. Of these, 6 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 2 are institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, and 2 are in trouble.