Laos

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Laos
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 83. All are living languages. Of these, 72 are indigenous and 11 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 10 are developing, 49 are vigorous, 20 are in trouble, and 3 are dying.
Official Name
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Population Full

6,758,000 (2016 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Lao
Literacy Rate
73% (2017 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Khmer (10,400), Mandarin Chinese, Sedang (900), Vietnamese (76,000), Yue Chinese (21,400)
General References
Bradley 2007a, Edmondson and Solnit 1997, Lebar et al 1964, Matisoff et al 1996, Thomas and Headley 1970, Wurm and Hattori 1981
Deaf Population
19,200
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 83. All are living languages. Of these, 72 are indigenous and 11 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 10 are developing, 49 are vigorous, 20 are in trouble, and 3 are dying.
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