Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Official Name
République Démocratique du Congo
Population
68,076,000
Principal Languages
French
Literacy Rate
57% (2010 UNESCO)
Deaf Institutions
12
General References
Bastin 1978; Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Olson 1996
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Democratic Republic of the Congo is 213. Of these, 212 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 9 are institutional, 31 are developing, 156 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 8 are dying.