Italy

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Official Name
Italian Republic, Repubblica Italiana
Population
59,434,000
Principal Languages
Italian
Literacy Rate
99% (2010 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Chinese (40,000), English (29,000), Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic (5,000), Kabuverdianu (10,000), Maltese (28,000), Northern Kurdish (3,500), Somali (50,600)
Deaf Population
3,525,000
Deaf Institutions
80
General References
Agard 1984; Comrie 1987; Hall 1974; Salminen 2007; Stephens 1976
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Italy is 35. All are living languages. Of these, 5 are institutional, 10 are developing, 5 are vigorous, 10 are in trouble, and 5 are dying.