Ethiopia

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Ethiopia
A country in Africa
The number of individual languages listed for Ethiopia is 91. Of these, 90 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 86 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 43 are institutional, 14 are developing, 17 are vigorous, 9 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
Official Name
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Population Full

99,873,000 (2016 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Amharic
Literacy Rate
49% (2017 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Maay
International Conventions
ACHPR (1998), CPPDCE (2008), CSICH (2006), ICCPR (1993)
General References
Bender, M. 1971, Bender 1976, Bender 1983a, Bender 1989b, Campbell and King 2011, Dimmendaal and Voeltz 2007, Jordan et al 2015
Deaf Population
1,000,000 (2005 Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf)
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Ethiopia is 91. Of these, 90 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 86 are indigenous and 4 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 43 are institutional, 14 are developing, 17 are vigorous, 9 are in trouble, and 7 are dying.
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