Nigeria

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Nigeria
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Nigeria is 527. Of these, 520 are living and 7 are extinct. Of the living languages, 510 are indigenous and 10 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 20 are institutional, 78 are developing, 351 are vigorous, 27 are in trouble, and 44 are dying.
Official Name
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Population

181,562,000 (2015 USCB)

Principal Languages
English
Literacy Rate
66% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language, Bagirmi, Klao, Mbay, Mpade, Ngambay, Pana
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989, Blench 1992, Blench 2003, Blench 2011, Campbell and King 2011, Connell 1994, Crozier and Blench 1992, Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007, Hansford et al 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Nigeria is 527. Of these, 520 are living and 7 are extinct. Of the living languages, 510 are indigenous and 10 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 20 are institutional, 78 are developing, 351 are vigorous, 27 are in trouble, and 44 are dying.
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