Islamic Republic of Mauritania
3,537,000 (2013 census)
French, Standard Arabic
52% (2015 World Factbook)
Bambara (15,600), Tamashek (101,000)
Applegate 1970, Gerteiny 1967, Welmers 1971b
The number of individual languages listed for Mauritania is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 3 are developing, and 1 is dying.