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Afar
[aar] Ali Sabieh region: southwest of regional capital; Arta region: southwest of Ghoubet Kharab; Dikhil, Obock, and Tadjoura regions; Red Sea coast. 184,000 (2016). Ethnic population: 306,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Alternate Names: Afaraf, Qafar, Qafar af, ʿAfár af, “Danakil” (pej.). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Saho-Afar. Comments: Called ‘Danakil’ by others, but this is considered offensive. Nomadic. Muslim.

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Arabic, Standard
[arb] 40,100 in Djibouti (2015 SIL), all users. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 1). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Arabic, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken
[acq] Scattered. 66,600 (2016). Status: 6a (Vigorous). Alternate Names: Djibouti Arabic. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic. Comments: Non-indigenous. Muslim.

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French
[fra] 451,900 in Djibouti, all users. L1 users: 18,900 (2016). L2 users: 433,000 (2016). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1992, Constitution, Article 1). Alternate Names: Français. Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Oïl, French. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Somali
[som] Ali Sabieh, Arta, and Djibouti regions. 485,000 (2005 J. Leclerc). Ethnic population: 524,000 (2014 World Factbook). Status: 5 (Dispersed). Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic, East, Somali. Comments: Nomadic. 3 clans: Issa, Gadaboursi, Issaq. Muslim.

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