Viet Nam

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Viet Nam
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Viet Nam is 109. Of these, 108 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 92 are indigenous and 16 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 15 are developing, 50 are vigorous, 37 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.
Official Name
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
Population

90,700,000 (2014 census)

General Remarks
54 official ethnic groups
Principal Languages
Vietnamese
Literacy Rate
95% (2015 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Mandarin Chinese, Northern Dong
General References
Bradley 2007a, Campbell and King 2011, Diller 2008, Edmondson and Solnit 1997, Ferlus 1996, Lebar et al 1964, Ostapirat 2000, Smith 1968, Smith 1972, Smith 1973, Thomas 1969, Thomas 1976, Thomas 1980, Thomas and Headley 1970, Wurm and Hattori 1981
Recognized Nationalities

Decision No. 121-TCTK-PPCD, “Nomenclature of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups”, 2 Mar 1979, identified the majority ethnicity, Kinh-Viet, and 53 minority groups.

Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Viet Nam is 109. Of these, 108 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 92 are indigenous and 16 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 15 are developing, 50 are vigorous, 37 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.
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