Ethiopia

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Ethiopia
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Ethiopia is 90. Of these, 88 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 85 are indigenous and 3 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 41 are institutional, 15 are developing, 19 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.
Official Name
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Population

87,952,000 (2014 census)

Principal Languages
Amharic
Literacy Rate
39% (2007 UNDESA)
Immigrant Languages
Maay, Sudanese Spoken Arabic
Deaf Population
1,000,000 (2005 Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf)
General References
Bender, M. 1971, Bender 1976, Bender 1983a, Bender 1989b, Campbell and King 2011, Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Ethiopia is 90. Of these, 88 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 85 are indigenous and 3 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 41 are institutional, 15 are developing, 19 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.
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