Senegal

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Official Name
Republic of Senegal, République du Sénégal
Population
9,986,000
Principal Languages
French
Literacy Rate
39% (2009 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bambara (60,800), Kabuverdianu (55,000), Krio (4,200), Mòoré (25,000), Papel (4,200), Portuguese (1,700), Susu (28,400), Zenaga (1,900)
Deaf Institutions
6
General References
Barry 1987; Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Hopkins 1995; L’Institut Géographique National 1977; Lopis 1980; Sapir 1971; Williams 1993
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Senegal is 38. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 18 are developing, 7 are vigorous, 8 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.