Central African Republic

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Central African Republic
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Central African Republic is 72. All are living languages. Of these, 65 are indigenous and 7 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 17 are developing, 49 are vigorous, 2 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
Official Name
The Central African Republic
Population Full

4,600,000 (2016 World Bank)

Principal Languages
French, Sango
Literacy Rate
57% (2017 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bangi (7,440), Bomitaba (220), Gbaya, Hausa (20,000), Lingala (10,700), Mbandja (1,400), Ngbaka (3,000), Ngundi, Northern Ngbandi (290), Shuwa Arabic (63,000)
General References
Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique 1988, Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989, Moñino 1988
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Central African Republic is 72. All are living languages. Of these, 65 are indigenous and 7 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 17 are developing, 49 are vigorous, 2 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
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