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Germany
A country in Europe
The number of individual languages listed for Germany is 24. All are living languages. Of these, 19 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 9 are developing, 6 are vigorous, and 7 are in trouble.
Official Name
Federal Republic of Germany
Population

81,400,000 (2015 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Standard German
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Abkhaz (5,000), Adyghe (2,000), Afrikaans, Algerian Spoken Arabic (20,500), Arabic (553,000), Armenian (19,200), Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Balkan Romani (3,500), Belarusian (21,200), Bulgarian (227,000), Catalan, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (3,000), Chechen, Chinese (120,000), Croatian (298,000), Czech (53,900), Dutch (147,000), Egyptian Spoken Arabic (23,000), English (273,000), Finnish (14,600), French (127,000), Georgian (22,000), Gheg Albanian (209,000), Greek (340,000), Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi (24,500), Hungarian (178,000), Iranian Persian (72,500), Italian (596,000), Japanese (35,000), Kabardian (14,000), Kabuverdianu (3,000), Kalmyk-Oirat, Kazakh, Korean (30,200), Latgalian, Laz (1,000), Lithuanian (43,100), Macedonian (96,000), Moroccan Spoken Arabic (72,100), North Azerbaijani (18,800), Northern Kurdish (541,000), Northern Zazaki, Norwegian (6,540), Portuguese (211,000), Romanian (453,000), Russian (231,000), Sinhala (25,800), Slovak (50,900), Slovene (27,200), Spanish (161,000), Standard Estonian (6,290), Standard Latvian (30,200), Swedish (19,300), Tagalog (21,000), Tamil (35,000), Tarifit, Thai (58,800), Tigrigna (15,000), Tosk Albanian (69,500), Tunisian Spoken Arabic (30,700), Turkish (1,510,000), Turkmen, Turoyo (20,000), Ukrainian (134,000), Urdu (23,000), Uyghur, Vietnamese (87,200), Vlax Romani (5,000)
International Conventions
CDE (1968), CPPDCE (2007), CSICH (2013), ECRML (1998), FCPNM (1997), ICCPR (1973), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Barbour and Stevenson 1990, Campbell and King 2011, Comrie 1987, Salminen 2007, Stephens 1976
Deaf Population
50,000–8,000,000 (Van Cleve 1986)
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Germany is 24. All are living languages. Of these, 19 are indigenous and 5 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 9 are developing, 6 are vigorous, and 7 are in trouble.
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