Zambia

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Official Name
Republic of Zambia. Formerly Northern Rhodesia
Population
11,478,000
National Languages
English
Literacy Rate
62% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Hindi, Mandarin Chinese (20,000), Ndebele (5,800), Nyemba, Portuguese (2,000), Serbian (2,000), Urdu
Deaf Population
16,000
Deaf Institutions
5
General References
Brenzinger 1998; Ohannessian and Kashoki 1978
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Zambia is 46. All are living languages. Of these, 15 are institutional, 17 are developing, 10 are vigorous, and 4 are in trouble.