Iran

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Official Name
Islamic Republic of Iran, Jomhouri-e-Eslami-e-Irân
Population
70,496,000
National Languages
Iranian Persian
Literacy Rate
81% (2008 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Dari (1,000,000), Hulaulá (350), Tajiki, Turkish (2,570)
Deaf Population
3,978,055
Deaf Institutions
50
General References
Drower 1937; Oberling 1974; Sebeok 1970
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Iran is 78. Of these, 75 are living and 3 are extinct. Of the living languages, 10 are institutional, 4 are developing, 26 are vigorous, 31 are in trouble, and 4 are dying.