Official Name
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, Jumhuriyat al-Qumural-Itthadiyah Al-Islamiyah, Comores
General Remarks
Three islands associating together in federation: Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Mohéli Island), and Ndzuwani (Anjouan Island)
National Languages
French, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
70% (2010 UNESCO)
General References
Chagnoux and Haribou 1980; Chamanga and Guernie 1967; Ottenheimer and Ottenheimer 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Comoros is 6. All are living languages. Of these, 2 are institutional, 2 are developing, and 2 are vigorous.