Tanzania

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Official Name
United Republic of Tanzania, Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania. Formerly German East Africa, Tanganyika
Population
38,444,000
National Languages
Swahili
Literacy Rate
68% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese, Konkani, Rundi (150,000)
Deaf Institutions
7
General References
Dimmendaal 1989; Nurse and Phillipson 1980; Polomé and Hill 1980; Schadeberg and Bender 1981; Taylor 1962; Whiteley 1969; Willis 1966
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Tanzania is 129. Of these, 126 are living and 3 are extinct. Of the living languages, 3 are institutional, 18 are developing, 60 are vigorous, 38 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.