Switzerland

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Official Name
Swiss Confederation, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Confédération Suisse, Confederazione Svizzera, Confederaziun Svizra
Population
7,870,000
Principal Languages
French, Italian, Standard German
Literacy Rate
100% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
English (73,000), Iu Mien (200), Northern Kurdish (35,100), Portuguese (150,000), Serbian (142,000), Spanish (117,000), Tibetan (1,430), Turkish (53,000)
Deaf Population
7,200–426,800 (1998)
Deaf Institutions
45
General References
Comrie 1987; Moulton 1988; Stephens 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Switzerland is 12. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 5 are developing, 1 is vigorous, and 2 are in trouble.