Malawi

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Malawi
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Malawi is 17. All are living languages. Of these, 13 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 6 are developing, and 8 are vigorous.
Official Name
Republic of Malawi
Population Full

17,174,000 (2016 UNDESA)

Literacy Rate
66% (2017 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Bengali, Fipa, Greek (2,000), Gujarati (5,000), Portuguese (9,000), Shona, Urdu
General References
Bendor-Samuel and Hartell 1989, Boeder 1984, Patai 1972
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Malawi is 17. All are living languages. Of these, 13 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 3 are institutional, 6 are developing, and 8 are vigorous.
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