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India
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for India is 460. Of these, 447 are living and 13 are extinct. Of the living languages, 419 are indigenous and 28 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 64 are institutional, 119 are developing, 138 are vigorous, 112 are in trouble, and 14 are dying.
Official Name
Republic of India
Population Full

1,266,884,000 (2017 World Factbook)

Principal Languages
English, Hindi
Literacy Rate
71% (2017 World Factbook)
Immigrant Languages
Arabic (54,900), Burushaski, Chinese, Iranian Persian (18,000), Judeo-Iraqi Arabic, Rohingya (40,000), Uyghur, Western Armenian (100)
International Conventions
CPPDCE (2006), CSICH (2005), ICCPR (1979), UNDRIP (2007)
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, VanBik 2006, Van Driem 2001, Van Driem 2007
Deaf Population
Over 10,000,000
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for India is 460. Of these, 447 are living and 13 are extinct. Of the living languages, 419 are indigenous and 28 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 64 are institutional, 119 are developing, 138 are vigorous, 112 are in trouble, and 14 are dying.
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