Gabon

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Official Name
Gabonese Republic, République Gabonaise
Population
1,672,000
Principal Languages
French
Literacy Rate
85% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
American Sign Language (2,000)
Deaf Population
2,000
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Jacquot 1978; Ruhlen 1987
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Gabon is 42. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 3 are developing, 26 are vigorous, 7 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.