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Switzerland
A country in Europe
The number of individual languages listed for Switzerland is 12. All are living languages. Of these, 10 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 5 are developing, 1 is vigorous, and 2 are in trouble.
Official Name
Swiss Confederation
Population

8,300,000 (2015 World Bank)

Principal Languages
French, Italian, Standard German
Literacy Rate
100% (2011 USDS)
Immigrant Languages
Catalan, Dutch (11,800), English (360,000), Northern Kurdish (35,100), Northern Zazaki, Portuguese (278,000), Serbian (205,000), Spanish (180,000), Tibetan (1,430), Turkish (44,500), Western Yiddish, Yeniche
International Conventions
CPPDCE (2008), CSICH (2008), ECRML (1997), FCPNM (1998), ICCPR (1992), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Comrie 1987, Moulton 1988, Stephens 1976
Deaf Population
10,000 (2014 EUD), but other estimates vary widely
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Switzerland is 12. All are living languages. Of these, 10 are indigenous and 2 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 4 are institutional, 5 are developing, 1 is vigorous, and 2 are in trouble.
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