Eritrea

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Eritrea
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Eritrea is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are indigenous and 6 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 5 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
State of Eritrea
Population Full

5,919,000 (2016 World Factbook)

General Remarks
Semenawi Key Bahri region includes Red Sea islands offshore from Massawa, mainly the Dahlak Archipelago. The Hanish Islands in the middle of the Red Sea are disputed between Eritrea and Yemen. Further south off of Aseb, Debubawi Key Bahri region includes Halba Island and associated islets
Principal Languages
English, Standard Arabic, Tigrigna
Literacy Rate
69% (2017 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Amharic, Central Kanuri
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Eritrea is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are indigenous and 6 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 5 are institutional, 4 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.
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