Official Name
Republic of Guinea-Bissau, República da Guiné-Bissau

1,704,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Portuguese, Upper Guinea Crioulo
Literacy Rate
41% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Pular (1,200), Susu (3,880), Western Maninkakan, Wolof
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989; Holm 1989; O’Toole 1978; Vanderaa 1991
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Guinea-Bissau is 22. All are living languages. Of these, 1 is institutional, 7 are developing, 9 are vigorous, 3 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
See full country report.