Djibouti

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Afar
[aar] Red Sea coast. 99,200 in Djibouti (2006). Status: 5 (Developing). Alternate Names: Afaraf, “Danakil” (pej.) Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Saho-Afar Comments: Called “Danakil” by others, but this is considered offensive. Nomadic. Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken
[acq] 36,000 in Djibouti (2006). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Djibouti Arabic Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic Comments: Muslim.

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French
[fra] 10,200 in Djibouti (2006). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French

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Somali
[som] 297,000 in Djibouti (2006). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Somali Comments: Nomadic. 3 clans: Issa, Gadaboursi, Issaq. Muslim.

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