Official Name
Republic of Guinea, République de Guinée

11,474,000 (2014 World Factbook)

Principal Languages
Eastern Maninkakan, French, Guinea Kpelle, Northern Kissi, Pular, Susu, Toma
Literacy Rate
30% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bandi (7,000), Krio
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; O’Toole 1978; Vanderaa 1991; Welmers 1971
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Guinea is 39. Of these, 37 are living and 2 are extinct. Of the living languages, 6 are institutional, 10 are developing, 17 are vigorous, 2 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
See full country report.