Eritrea

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Official Name
State of Eritrea
Population
5,254,000
General Remarks
Independence from Ethiopia 1993. 1997 Constitution still not in effect
National Languages
Standard Arabic, Tigrigna
Literacy Rate
58% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Central Kanuri, Hadrami Spoken Arabic (100,000), Hausa, Ta’izzi-Adeni Spoken Arabic (18,000)
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Eritrea is 15. All are living languages. Of these, 6 are institutional, 5 are developing, 3 are vigorous, and 1 is dying.