Yemen

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Official Name
Republic of Yemen, al-Jumhurïyah al-Yamaniyah
Population
19,685,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
36% (2004 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Egyptian Spoken Arabic (10,000), Hindi (233,000), Somali (679,000), Western Cham
Deaf Population
3,000
General References
Johnstone 1967; Nyrop 1986; Sebeok 1970
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Yemen is 9. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 5 are vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 2 are dying.