Official Name
Somali Democratic Republic, Jamhuriyadda Dimugradiga Somaliya
General Remarks
Population figure unreliable, as many areas not open for census enumeration
National Languages
English, Italian, Somali, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
38% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken Arabic (11,500)
General References
Lamberti 1986
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Somalia is 14. All are living languages. Of these, 4 are institutional, 3 are developing, 5 are vigorous, 1 is in trouble, and 1 is dying.