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United Kingdom
A country in Europe
The number of individual languages listed for United Kingdom is 11. All are living languages. Of these, 10 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 2 are developing, 2 are vigorous, and 3 are dying.
Official Name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Population

64,510,000 (2015 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Afrikaans (11,200), Akan (18,400), Amharic (8,620), Arabic (159,000), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (5,000), Bengali (221,000), Bulgarian (38,500), Czech (29,400), Danish (10,000), Dutch (26,700), Eastern Punjabi (224,000), Finnish (6,600), French (147,000), Ganda (3,450), Greek (50,200), Gujarati (213,000), Hebrew (6,200), Hindi (45,800), Hungarian (44,400), Igbo (7,950), Iranian Persian (76,400), Italian (92,200), Japanese (27,800), Korean (15,200), Krio (1,190), Leeward Caribbean Creole English, Lingala (4,910), Lithuanian (85,500), Malay (12,600), Malayalam (36,200), Maltese (3,110), Mandarin Chinese (22,000), Marathi (6,410), Morisyen (1,000), Nepali (52,800), Northern Kurdish (48,200), Northern Pashto, Northern Zazaki, Pahari-Potwari (21,900), Parsi, Polish (618,000), Portuguese (133,000), Romanian (67,600), Russian (67,400), Saraiki, Shelta (30,000), Shona (21,400), Sinhala (14,700), Slovak (50,500), Slovene (1,240), Somali (85,900), Southern Pashto (40,300), Spanish (112,000), Standard Estonian (3,400), Standard German (77,200), Standard Latvian (31,500), Swahili (15,100), Swedish (19,200), Sylheti (300,000), Tagalog (70,300), Tamil (101,000), Telugu (14,700), Thai (27,400), Tigrigna (12,400), Turkish (99,400), Ukrainian (6,580), Urdu (269,000), Vietnamese (15,200), Western Punjabi (48,900), Yoruba (14,900), Yue Chinese (44,400)
Deaf Population
909,000–3,525,000 (1998)
General References
Campbell and King 2011, Comrie 1987, Hancock 1974, Hancock 1984b, McCrum et al 1986, Stephens 1976, Trudgill 1984
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for United Kingdom is 11. All are living languages. Of these, 10 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 2 are developing, 2 are vigorous, and 3 are dying.
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