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Iran
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Iran is 80. Of these, 79 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 65 are indigenous and 14 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 10 are developing, 22 are vigorous, 32 are in trouble, and 9 are dying.
Official Name
Islamic Republic of Iran
Population Full

80,277,000 (2016 UNDESA)

Principal Languages
Iranian Persian
Literacy Rate
85% (2017 World Bank)
Immigrant Languages
Eastern Punjabi (34,000), Karakalpak (51,000), Tajik (84,000), Turkish (11,000), Urdu (84,000)
International Conventions
CDE (1968), CSICH (2006), ICCPR (1975), UNDRIP (2007)
General References
Anonby 2016, Bulut 2014, Drower 1937, Oberling 1974, Schmitt 1989, Sebeok 1970, Stilo 1981, Windfuhr 2009
Deaf Population
3,978,100
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Iran is 80. Of these, 79 are living and 1 is extinct. Of the living languages, 65 are indigenous and 14 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 6 are institutional, 10 are developing, 22 are vigorous, 32 are in trouble, and 9 are dying.
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