Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Sri Lanka is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Population Full

22,409,000 (2017 World Factbook)

Principal Languages
English, Sinhala, Tamil
Literacy Rate
95% (2017 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali (18,100), Gujarati (80,700), Hindi (36,300), Malayalam (645,000), Telugu (182,000)
General References
Campbell and King 2011, Gair 1998, Voegelin and Voegelin 1977
Deaf Population
73,340
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Sri Lanka is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 1 is developing, 1 is vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.
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