Syria

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Syria
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Syria is 19. Of these, 18 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 7 are indigenous and 11 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 6 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
Official Name
Syrian Arab Republic
Population

18,502,000 (2015 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
North Levantine Spoken Arabic, Standard Arabic
Literacy Rate
86% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Abkhaz (5,000), Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (7,500), Chechen (6,100), Egyptian Spoken Arabic (97,000), Iranian Persian (65,000), South Levantine Spoken Arabic (46,000)
General References
Fischer and Jastrow 1980, Ingham 1982, Sebeok 1963
Deaf Population
902600
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Syria is 19. Of these, 18 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 7 are indigenous and 11 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 2 are institutional, 6 are developing, 4 are vigorous, 5 are in trouble, and 1 is dying.
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