Botswana

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Botswana
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Botswana is 31. All are living languages. Of these, 26 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 9 are developing, 14 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Republic of Botswana
Population Full

2,209,000 (2016 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
English, Setswana
Literacy Rate
85% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (1,000), Gujarati (1,850), Northern Sotho (11,000), Southern Sotho (9,300), Urdu, Xhosa (9,300), Zulu (4,600)
General References
Andersson and Janson 1997, Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989
Deaf Population
990 deaf, 6,480 hearing impaired (1991 census)
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Botswana is 31. All are living languages. Of these, 26 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 9 are developing, 14 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
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