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Arabic, Standard
[arb] Widespread. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2001, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Comorian, Mwali
[wlc] Moheli Island. Also in Madagascar, Réunion. 27,200 in Comoros (2000). Population total all countries: 28,700. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Statutory language of provincial identity in Moheli Island (2002, Constitution, Article 1). Alternate Names: Shimwali Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Swahili (G.44C) Comments: Muslim.

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Comorian, Ndzwani
[wni] Anjouan Island. Also in Madagascar, Réunion. 264,000 in Comoros (2000). Population total all countries: 275,000. Status: 6a (Vigorous). Statutory language of provincial identity in Anjouan Island (2002, Constitution, Article 1). Alternate Names: Shindzwani Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Swahili (G.44B) Comments: Muslim.

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Comorian, Ngazidja
[zdj] Grande Comore. Also in Madagascar, Réunion. 300,000 in Comoros (2004). Population total all countries: 312,000. Status: 5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Grande Comore (2002, Constitution, Article 1). Alternate Names: Ngazidja, Shingazidja Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Swahili (G.44) Comments: Muslim.

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French
[fra] 1,700 in Comoros (1993). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2001, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French Comments: Language of all formal education except Koranic.

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Malagasy
[plt] 700 in Comoros (Johnstone 1993). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Malgache, Official Malagasy, Plateau Malagasy, Standard Malagasy Classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Greater Barito, East, Malagasy Comments: Traditional religion, Christian, Muslim.

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