Afghanistan

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Official Name
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, De Afghanistan Jamhuriat de Islami, ‘Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Afganestan’
Population
26,000,000
National Languages
Dari, Southern Pashto
Literacy Rate
28% (2008 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Kyrgyz (750), Uyghur (3,000)
General References
Bashir 2003; Dupree 1980; Farhadi and Raven 1967; Grjunberg 1968; Morgenstierne 1974; Payne 1987; Sebeok 1970; Strand 1973, 2001
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Afghanistan is 40. Of these, 39 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 5 are institutional, 3 are developing, 21 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.