Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official Name
République Démocratique du Congo

67,514,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Literacy Rate
57% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Greek, Pidgin Bantu
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 211. Of these, 210 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 9 are institutional, 31 are developing, 155 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
See full country report.