Bangladesh

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Official Name
People’s Republic of Bangladesh, GaNa Prajãtantrï Bangladesh. Formerly East Pakistan
Population
146,600,000
National Languages
Bengali
Literacy Rate
52% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Eastern Panjabi (23,700), English, Gujarati (250), Hindi (346,000), Oriya (32,500)
Deaf Population
7,596,511
Deaf Institutions
14
General References
Comrie 1987; Hale 1982; Matisoff, Baron, and Lowe 1996; Voegelin and Voegelin 1977
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Bangladesh is 40. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are institutional, 11 are developing, 16 are vigorous, and 8 are in trouble.