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India
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for India is 461. Of these, 447 are living and 14 are extinct. Of the living languages, 417 are indigenous and 30 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 64 are institutional, 130 are developing, 185 are vigorous, 55 are in trouble, and 13 are dying.
Official Name
Republic of India
Population

1,295,292,000 (2014 World Bank)

Principal Languages
English, Hindi
Literacy Rate
71% (2015 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Arabic, Armenian (500), Burushaski, Chinese, Iranian Persian (18,000), Judeo-Iraqi Arabic (51,700), Northern Pashto (11,100), Uyghur
Deaf Population
Over 10,000,000
General References
Bradley 1997, Bradley 2005, Breton 1997, Campbell and King 2011, Hugoniot 1970, Marrison 1967, Masica 1991, Matisoff et al 1996, Singh 1994a, Singh 1994b, Singh 1995a, Singh 1995b, Van Bik 2006, Van Driem 2001, Van Driem 2007
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for India is 461. Of these, 447 are living and 14 are extinct. Of the living languages, 417 are indigenous and 30 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 64 are institutional, 130 are developing, 185 are vigorous, 55 are in trouble, and 13 are dying.
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