Bahrain

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Official Name
Kingdom of Bahrain, Dawlat al-Bahrayn
Population
1,179,000
National Languages
Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
90% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Iranian Persian (48,000), Kerinci (25,000), Korean (1,200), Malayalam (23,600), Northern Kurdish, Tamil (18,000), Telugu (13,000), Urdu (28,800)
Deaf Population
600
General References
Al-Tajir 1982; Fischer and Jastrow 1980; Holes 1990; Johnstone 1967
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Bahrain is 4. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional and 1 is vigorous.