Laos

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Laos
A country in Asia
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 84. All are living languages. Of these, 74 are indigenous and 10 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 10 are developing, 50 are vigorous, 21 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
Official Name
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Population

6,809,000 (2014 census)

Principal Languages
Lao
Literacy Rate
79% (2015 UNESCO)
Immigrant Languages
Central Khmer (10,400), Mandarin Chinese, Sedang (520), Vietnamese (76,000), Yue Chinese
Deaf Population
19,200
General References
Bradley 2007a, Edmondson and Solnit 1997, Lebar et al 1964, Matisoff et al 1996, Thomas and Headley 1970, Wurm and Hattori 1981
Language Counts
The number of individual languages listed for Laos is 84. All are living languages. Of these, 74 are indigenous and 10 are non-indigenous. Furthermore, 1 is institutional, 10 are developing, 50 are vigorous, 21 are in trouble, and 2 are dying.
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