Somalia

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Somalia
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Somalia is 13. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 3 are developing, 5 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Federal Republic of Somalia
Population

10,787,000 (2015 UNDESA)

General Remarks
Population figure unreliable, as many areas not open for census enumeration
Principal Languages
English, Italian, Somali, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
38% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken Arabic (10,000)
General References
Campbell and King 2011, Lamberti 1986
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Somalia is 13. All are living languages. Of these, 9 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 3 are developing, 5 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.
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