Official Name
Islamic Republic of Mauritania, République Islamique de Mauritanie
Population Full

3,890,000 (2013 World Bank)

Principal Languages
French, Hassaniyya, Pulaar, Soninke, Standard Arabic, Wolof
Literacy Rate
51% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bambara, Korean (60,000), Tamashek
General References
Applegate 1970; Gerteiny 1967; Welmers 1971
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Mauritania is 7. All are living languages. Of these, 3 are institutional, 3 are developing, and 1 is dying.