Germany

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Official Name
Federal Republic of Germany, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Population
81,802,000
National Languages
Standard German
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Adyghe (2,000), Afrikaans, Algerian Spoken Arabic (26,000), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Catalán, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (3,000), Chechen, Chinese (40,000), Croatian (652,000), Dutch (101,000), English (273,000), Greek (314,000), Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi (24,500), Iranian Persian (90,000), Italian (548,000), Japanese (20,000), Jutish, Kabuverdianu (3,000), Kalmyk-Oirat, Kazakh, Korean (14,000), Latgalian, Laz (1,000), Moroccan Spoken Arabic (44,200), Northern Kurdish (541,000), Northern Zazaki, Portuguese (78,000), Russian (360,000), Spanish (134,000), Standard Latvian (8,000), Tamil (35,000), Tarifit, Tigrigna (15,000), Tosk Albanian (25,000), Tunisian Spoken Arabic (26,000), Turkish (2,110,000), Turkmen, Turoyo (20,000), Urdu (23,000), Uyghur, Vietnamese (60,000)
Deaf Population
50,000–8,000,000 (Van Cleve 1986)
Deaf Institutions
141
General References
Barbour and Stevenson 1990; Comrie 1987; Salminen 2007; Stephens 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Germany is 28. Of these, 27 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 4 are institutional, 14 are developing, 3 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.