United Arab Emirates

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Official Name
Ittihad al-Imarat al-Arabiyah, United Arab Emirates
Population
4,107,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
92% (2005 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali (70,000), Danish (160), Eastern Panjabi, Egyptian Spoken Arabic (100,000), French (250), Goan Konkani, Greek (100), Hindi, Italian (400), Japanese (1,300), Malay, Malayalam (300,000), Omani Spoken Arabic (80,000), Polish (100), Serbian (100), Sinhala (25,000), Somali (46,400), Soqotri (7,000), Southern Pashto (26,100), Standard German (1,300), Swahili (2,500), Tagalog (80,000), Tamil, Telugu, Thai (3,000), Turkish (750), Urdu, Western Panjabi
Deaf Population
109,218
General References
Sebeok 1970
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for United Arab Emirates is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are institutional, 1 is developing, and 1 is vigorous.