Sri Lanka

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Official Name
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Prajathanthrika Samajavadi Janarajaya, Ilankai Jananayaka Camattuva Kutiyaracu
Population
18,798,000
National Languages
Sinhala, Tamil
Literacy Rate
90% (2010 UNESCO)
Deaf Population
73,343
Deaf Institutions
14
General References
Gair 1998; Voegelin and Voegelin 1977
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Sri Lanka is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 1 is vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.