United Arab Emirates

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Official Name
Ittihad al-Imarat al-Arabiyah, United Arab Emirates
Population
7,200,000
Principal Languages
English, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
92% (2005 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali (70,000), Danish (160), Egyptian Spoken Arabic (100,000), French (250), Greek (100), Italian (400), Japanese (1,300), Malayalam (300,000), Omani Spoken Arabic (80,000), Polish (100), Serbian (100), Sinhala (25,000), Somali (46,400), Soqotri (7,000), Southern Pashto (26,100), Standard German (1,300), Swahili (2,500), Tagalog (80,000), Thai (3,000), Turkish (750)
Deaf Population
109,200
General References
Sebeok 1970
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for United Arab Emirates is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 3 are developing, and 1 is vigorous.