Bolivia

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Bolivia
A country in Americas
The number of individual languages listed for Bolivia is 45. Of these, 43 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 39 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 8 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 12 are in trouble, and 17 are dying.
Official Name
Plurinational State of Bolivia
Population

10,725,000 (2015 UNDESA)

General Remarks
Under the 2009 constitution, governmental bodies must select as co-official, alongside Spanish, at least one of 36 listed indigenous languages, the choice dependent on a number of stated factors, including use, circumstances, local preferences, etc. Predominant choices would be Quechua and Aymara
Principal Languages
Spanish
Literacy Rate
95% (2012 World Bank)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language
Deaf Population
22,600
General References
Campbell 1997, Campbell and King 2011, Crevels 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Bolivia is 45. Of these, 43 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 39 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 8 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 12 are in trouble, and 17 are dying.
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