Taiwan

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Official Name
Taiwan, Province of China. Also referred to as Republic of China, Chung-hua Min-kuo
Population
23,120,000
Principal Languages
Mandarin Chinese, Min Nan Chinese
Literacy Rate
98% (2008 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Halh Mongolian (6,000), Tibetan (2,000)
Deaf Population
104,000 (2004)
Deaf Institutions
8
General References
Li 1990; Sebeok 1971; Tryon 1995; Tsuchida 1976; Wurm 2000, 2007; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Taiwan is 26. Of these, 22 are living and 4 are extinct. Of the living languages, 4 are institutional, 6 are developing, 1 is vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.