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Japan
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Japan is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 14 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 2 are developing, 11 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Japan
Population

126,920,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
Japanese
Literacy Rate
99% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (150,000), English (70,000), Jejueo
International Conventions
CSICH (2004), ICCPR (1979), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Campbell and King 2011, Shibatani 1990, Wurm and Hattori 1981
Deaf Population
24,000–300,000
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Japan is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 14 are indigenous and 1 is non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 2 are developing, 11 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
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