Laos

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Official Name
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Population
6,514,000
Principal Languages
Lao
Literacy Rate
73% (2005 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Central Khmer (10,400), Sedang (520), Vietnamese (76,000)
General References
Bradley 2007; Edmondson and Solnit 1997; Lebar, Hickey, and Musgrave 1964; Matisoff, Baron, and Lowe 1996; Thomas and Headley 1970; Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 86. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 10 are developing, 50 are vigorous, 23 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.