Viet Nam

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Official Name
Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam
Population
85,847,000
General Remarks
54 official ethnic communities
National Languages
Vietnamese
Literacy Rate
91% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Mandarin Chinese, Northern Dong
Deaf Institutions
1
General References
Bradley 2007; Diller 2008; Edmondson and Solnit 1997; Ferlus 1996; Lebar, Hickey, and Musgrave 1964; Ostapirat 2000; Smith 1968, 1972, 1973; Thomas 1969, 1976, 1980; Thomas and Headley 1970; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Viet Nam is 110. Of these, 109 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 1 is institutional, 15 are developing, 51 are vigorous, 37 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.