Botswana

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Botswana
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Botswana is 30. All are living languages. Of these, 25 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 9 are developing, 13 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Republic of Botswana
Population

2,183,000 (2015 USCB)

Principal Languages
English, Tswana
Literacy Rate
85% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (1,000), Gujarati (1,850), Kung-Ekoka (2,000), Northern Sotho (11,000), Southern Sotho (9,300), Urdu, Xhosa (9,300), Zulu (4,600)
Deaf Population
990 deaf, 6,480 hearing impaired (1991 census)
General References
Andersson and Janson 1997, Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Botswana is 30. All are living languages. Of these, 25 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 9 are developing, 13 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Products
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